PASADENA, Calif. - Fans of The Rolling Stones got their satisfaction on Thursday night when the group returned to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena for the first time in a quarter of a century.
The Stones are on their No Filter tour to 13 cities across America. The tour started in 2017 but was abruptly because of a health scare for Mick Jagger, who underwent heart surgery. Since then, the 76-year-old rocker's performances suggest heart surgery agrees with him.
The last time the Stones played at the Rose Bowl, which has a seating capacity of around 91,000, was in 1994. This time, the stage represents a technological advance that puts more focus on the Stones themselves, says Dale Skjerseth, the tour's production director since 1994.
Each tour stop requires four days of setup, but the Rose Bowl setup was the quickest -- taking a little more than two days to finish. Overall, about 300 people -- 150 local workers and 150 who travel with the tour -- help with the production, Skjerseth says.