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Last Updated: Sunday, 20 August 2006, 22:44 GMT 23:44 UK
Rolling Stones rock British fans
Sir Mick Jagger
The Rolling Stones' tour began 12 months ago in Boston

The Rolling Stones put on a show in London for the first of their UK stadium gigs following Sir Mick Jagger's recovery from laryngitis.

The band played the first of two shows at Twickenham rugby stadium, before moving on to play gigs in Glasgow, Sheffield and Cardiff.

Sir Mick's illness saw two shows in Spain cancelled last week.

Earlier this year, 15 dates on the tour were cancelled after guitarist Keith Richards suffered a head injury.

Richards hurt himself after falling from a tree in Fiji.

Wembley complaint

During Sunday's performance Sir Mick hit out at Wembley Stadium's delays .

The rock 'n' roll legends had hoped to christen the spectacular new venue in West London, but a series of building hold-ups and arguments meant they had to move the gigs a few miles south to Twickenham instead.

Sir Mick said: "We were meant to be at Wembley, but this is a great place.

"I think Wembley's going to be ready for the farewell tour of the Arctic Monkeys."

The tour kicked off a year ago in Boston and included a show in Shanghai, where songs including Brown Sugar and Let's Spend the Night Together were deleted from the set at the request of the Chinese government.

It also included a free show for over a million people at Rio's Copacabana Beach.

But fans in the UK have had to pay as much as £195 a ticket for the Stones' current shows.

The European leg of the tour will continue with concerts in Bergen, Norway and Horsens, Denmark, before the band return to the US to play another round of concerts, with the tour ending at Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium on 18 November.


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