The Rolling Stones Roll Over to Indio, Calif. for Desert Trip Festival this October

rolling stonesBy Amanda Eisman

In 2012, The Rolling Stones quartet of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood, and Ronnie Watts released The Rolling Stones 50, (Hyperion) a book celebrating the Rolling Stones’ 50th anniversary as a band. “We started out as a blues band playing the clubs and more recently we’ve filled the largest stadiums in the world with the kind of show that none of us could have imagined all those years ago,” The Rolling Stones said.

‘This is our story of fifty fantastic years.
We started out as a blues band playing the clubs and more recently
we’ve filled the largest stadiums in the worldwith the kind of show
that none of us could have imagined all those years ago.
Curated by us, it features the very best photographs and ephemera
from and beyond our archives’ 
Mick, Keith, Charlie & Ronnie

The Rolling Stones Reunite

Now, four years later, The Rolling Stones have spent 54 years together—and what better way to celebrate than playing at one of the greatest reunion tours of all time, The Desert Trip Festival, in Indio, California?

You can expect a powerhouse performance when The Rolling Stones hits the stage for the three day festival, which will take place this October 7-9 and again October 14-16 (two weekends) in the Empire Polo Field venue—the same venue where the Coachella Festival occurs annually.

Although tickets for the Desert Trip Festival are sold-out on the festival’s website, you can find tickets available on Vivid Seats, a large, national, independently owned and operated online secondary ticket resale marketplace. One day passes are available on Vivid Seats for $199 and three-day passes range from $399-$1,599.

The Rolling Stones will likely perform some of their most popular throwbacks at the festival, so prepare to provide backup vocals!

Paul McCartney, Neil Young (+ Promise of the Real), Bob Dylan, Roger Waters, and The Who will also take the stage at Desert Trip, making this “Oldchella” festival one for the history books.

The Key to Endless Energy

As you sing along to The Rolling Stones, you may wonder how they continue playing the same songs time and time again while cheerfully dancing across the stage. Don’t they get tired of performing the same hits for decades? Just how many cups of coffee do they have with breakfast?

Although the traditional rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle is not one that the doctor would recommend, passion and job satisfaction may increase quality and quantity of life.

A 2012 study published in Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research, and Practice indicates that having a “harmonious” passion (meaning a passion which is not obsessive) promotes psychological well-being.

“Because passionate activities are generally engaged in several hours each week . . . over years, the different emotional states induced through harmonious and obsessive passion are experienced in a repeated, ongoing, recurrent fashion and thus are sustained over time,” author of the study, Robert J. Vallerand said. “Thus, over time, harmonious passion is expected to facilitate sustainable increases in psychological well-being and prevent against ill-being.”

While many musicians tire of performing the same songs, The Rolling Stones and the rest of the Desert Trip artists embrace each overplayed song as if they are presenting them for the first time. Passion is key to endless energy for our most loved musicians, and the Rolling Stones are lucky enough to have turned their hobby into an illustrious career.


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