The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary - photo © Ralph Larmann
The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary - photo ©2013 Todd Kaplan
The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary - photo ©2013 Todd Kaplan
The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary - photo ©2013 Todd Kaplan
The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary - photo ©2013 Todd Kaplan
The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary - photo ©2013 Todd Kaplan
The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary - photo ©2013 Todd Kaplan
The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary - photo © Ralph Larmann
The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary - photo ©2013 Todd Kaplan
The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary - photo ©2013 Todd Kaplan
The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary - photo © Ralph Larmann
The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary - photo ©2013 Todd Kaplan
The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary - photo ©2013 Todd Kaplan
The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary - photo © Ralph Larmann
The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary - photo © Ralph Larmann
The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary - photo © Ralph Larmann
The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary - photo ©2013 Todd Kaplan
The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary - photo © Ralph Larmann
The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary - photo © Ralph Larmann

It's extraordinary to think that this seminal rock band is still performing after fifty years, and that they are doing it in such style. Mark Fisher's stage set for the five shows the band performed  to celebrate the occasion (2 in London and 3 in New York), could only really be based on the famous tongue and lips logo, but it was a very contemporary take on that famous design. The lighting rig faithfully follows the contour of the shape of the stage below, and also helped to delineate the shape of the design from both the air and from the stage surround itself. Rolling Stones stalwarts, Dave Hill and Ethan Weber, were the lighting directors who have worked with me on the Stones' shows for many years.