Rolling Stones set to satisfy Hong Kong

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 03 December, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 03 December, 2002, 12:00am

We never got Elvis or Led Zeppelin. But next year Hong Kong will play host to one of the planet's last rock'n'roll dinosaurs: the Rolling Stones.

SAR has it on good authority that the band - Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts - will play the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre early next year.

The gig will be part of the 40th anniversary 'Licks' world tour that kicked off earlier this year.

Dave Barry (whose column appears in the South China Morning Post every Saturday) caught a gig in the United States and wrote: 'It doesn't matter that they have ear hair older than Britney Spears. What matters is, that in clear violation of the laws of biology, the Stones are still performing and they are really, really GOOD.'