Staff Pick: The Rolling Stones by the numbers

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

With the Rolling Stones getting set to visit Ohio Stadium on Saturday, May 30, we thought we’d take a closer look at the numbers.

70.5: the average age of the band’s four core members, including singer Mick Jagger (71), guitarist Keith Richards (71), drummer Charlie Watts (73) and guitarist Ronnie Wood (a pup at 67). 60,000: the capacity of Ohio Stadium for the open-air concert.

84 and 58: the projected high and low temperatures for Saturday.

60: the percentage chance of rain on Saturday.

40: for the optimistic, the percentage chance it will not rain.

12: years since the Horseshoe hosted its last concert (Metallica in 2003).

1997: the year the Rolling Stones last performed at the venue.

20: the number of songs the Stones performed during a tour-opening stop at Petco Park in San Diego on May 24, including shopworn classics like “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Gimme Shelter” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”

4: songs the band performed off the 1971 album Sticky Fingers, which receives the deluxe reissue treatment in June and is expected to form the backbone of this stadium tour.

Incalculable: the odds the Rolling Stones will ever again perform in Columbus (never say never, but if you hope to see the band in this lifetime you might want to make it to Saturday’s show).

Brian Rasic photo

Ohio Stadium

8 p.m. Saturday, May 30

411 Woody Hayes Dr., Campus