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Rolling Stones Gig Delayed to 2007

Published: June 2, 2006 (Issue # 1174)


The Rolling Stones will not perform in St. Petersburg this year, the concerts promoters said Wednesday.

Previously scheduled for the Kirov Stadium on June 13, Russias one-off concert, which was to be part of the European leg of the bands A Bigger Bang World Tour, will be postponed until next year, the promoter PMI Corporation said in a statement.

The medical commission that examined Keith Richards, who had received a head injury, ruled out any performances by the musician for the next six weeks, PMI said.

Therefore, the band will postpone several European concerts of its 2006 tour until next year. According to PMI, the new St. Petersburg date and venue for the show may not be announced until the end of July.

Tickets bought in St. Petersburg should be returned between June 13 and Sept. 1, said PMIs press officer Yulia Kolomiitseva on Thursday.

Money for tickets will be refunded at the box office of the Ice Palace, rather than at the concerts originally scheduled venue, the Kirov Stadium, she said.

Last week, the veteran rockers postponed the first 15 dates of the European leg of their current tour due to Richards health problem; the guitarist reportedly fell out of a coconut tree while on holiday in Fiji on April 27. Richards, 62, underwent brain surgery on May 8.





 


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Saturday, Oct. 25


AVA Expo, the eighth edition of the event revolving around all things pop, returns to Lenexpo this weekend. Geeks, nerds, dweebs and dorks will have their chance to talk science fiction and explore a variety of international pop culture. Tickets for the event can be purchased on their website at avaexpo.ru.



Sunday, Oct. 26


Zenit St. Petersburg returns home for the first time in nearly a month as they host Mordovia Saransk in a Russian Premier League game. Currently at the top of the league thanks to their undefeated start to the season, the northern club hopes to extend the gap between them and second-place CSKA Moscow and win the title for the first time in three years. Tickets are available at the stadium box office or on the clubs website.



Monday, Oct. 27


Today marks the end of the art exhibit Neophobia at the Erarta Museum. Artists Alexey Semichov and Andrei Kuzmin took a neo-modernist approach to represent the array of fears that are ever-present throughout our lives. Tickets are 200 rubles ($4.90).



Tuesday, Oct. 28


The Domina Prestige St. Petersburg hotel plays host to SPIBAs Marketing and Communications Committees round table discussion on Government Relations Practices in Russia this morning. The discussion starts at 9:30 a.m. and participation must be confirmed by Oct. 24.



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