The Rolling Stones 1998 Tour
Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, August 11
For the first time ever, the Rolling Stones will
play Russia at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow on August 11, 1998.
This page is dedicated to details of Moscow, how to get there,
where to find tickets, where to meet etc.
If you have additions or corrections, please
send email! Thanks!
For general tourist information see
Moscow City Tourist Office.
The promoter of the Russian Stones show is
Please note that their site is in Russian, and that you
need cyrillic fonts (plus russian language capabilities)
to use this site in detail.
The general manager of Silence Pro Alexander Gunyaev
talks about the Stones visit to Russia:
How "The Rolling Stones" solve the problem of unemployment in Moscow
About 1000 people will work on the organization of the show, and only 200
of them - from their
side. In almost every service, including security, cooks, waiters, sales
people, will work
about 800 of our employees. As for requirements to the local personal, I
don't think, that
they are too captious : what's wrong in the request, that the driver would
have the driver license and be familiar with the city ? Also, there's
nothing special in the request to have
computer games and snookers table in the band rooms. The people are used to
it, and they can allow that. That's normal to my mind.
Now, about requirements to our personal. "Rolling Stones" are not Julio
Iglesias, who asks
for nice and young girls around - their requests are normal rock-n-roll
ones. People just
have to know how to work. But there are some interesting moments. For
example, sequrity people must wear t-shorts with "Sequrity" sign, and not
any uniform. Especially, not in grey
color (The color of police people in Russia - Leonid). People would come to
the show to enjoy, and not to be beated by sequrity. That's why all the
"special instruments" would be
Their own uncompetence
We are very ashamed, but we didn't know, what's "Snooker". When we have
driven in the city, we saw the sign - "Billiard tables for sale". We called
to that company, and they explaned
us everything : it was written explicitely, that they ask for the table for
"snooker", not for "pool". They explaned us, that "pool" is American
billiard, and "Snooker" - is the British one. You see - "Stones" are
patriots. We made agreement with that company - they
would provide us the table, and after the concert, they would sell it with
"Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood have played on
The western partner forbided to take as sponsors any company producing or
sigarets, alcogole (except of beer), weapons and underwear.
That makes difficulties for us of course. We don't have the general sponsor
yet - we are negotiating with the number of companies.
Their own openess
"The Rolling Stones" is the band for the people. That's why most of the ticket
prices would be
moderate - 90% of all the tickets are for 120, 180 and 245 rubles (1$ ~= 6
rubl - Leonid).
That's cheaper then ticket prices of many of Russian bands. That's why
anybody, who would
like to come to the concert could afford that for himself. But there are
and norms : "Luzhniki" hold 68,000 places, not more of that. The tickets
are the same all
over the world , they are printed in Leichester, UK. They have 5 degrees of
We've started to get orders by phone and there are much calls from other
Russian cities, then from Moscow itself - We've got calls from Tomsk, Omsk,
Novosibirsk, Kiev, Minsk and other
cities of former-USSR. I think, that if this situation will hold, the
Moscovites, who usually
buy the tickets in last 5 days may just be late - there would be no tickets
There will be VIP tickets, but not too much - about 6,000.
I can say one thing for sure - this time "The Rolling Stones" would come to
Russia in any case.
And it seems, that would be their first and last visit - I don't think they
such a grandious tour again - of 120 concerts in a year. I'm afraid, that's
their first and last visit to Russia
Constantin Preobrazhensky (Moscow) for supplying info about the
web site and the Stones show in Russia.
Also thanks to
Leonid Ulitsky, Italy, for info.
+7-095-2349595 (for the orders)
+7-095-2531033, +7-095-2531043 (for info)
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