I saw the Stones play Japan every time they came here until I moved to Hawaii in 2011.
1990 Steel Wheels, Tokyo Dome
1995 Voodoo Lounge Tour, Tokyo Dome
1998 Bridges to Babylon, Tokyo Dome
2003 Licks Tour, Tokyo Budokan & Tokyo Dome
I was able to get VIP tickets for the Budokan show by contacting the Stones management who had me get in touch with the Stones tour promoters.
I didn’t get the the fan club pre-sale email and by the time I got it the Budokan tickets were sold out and talking with the fan club didn’t get me anywhere so I decided to go straight to the top. It worked.
The Tokyo Dome show I got 3rd row tickets from the fan club.
It was great sitting on the 3rd row, the band was so close! But their stage was so high I could barely see Charlie….
2006 A Bigger Bang Tour, Tokyo Dome x2
VIP tickets for the first show. I contacted my promoter “source” and he took care of the rest.
Also had bought tickets for the Honolulu show but that got cancelled.
Also saw Mick on his solo tour:
1988 Mick Jagger solo tour, Tokyo Dome with Tina Turner as guest
Plus, 2001 The Charlie Watts Tentet, The Blue Note Tokyo
I was telling @dommodkees this the other day…
I got to see Charlie play with his jazz band when they played The Blue note in Tokyo. After their show, as the band was heading backstage, they walked by my table, Charlie being the last one and looking down and avoiding eye contact with the crowd. I was woohoo-ing and clapping and when he walked by me I smiled and said to Charlie, “thank you, Charlie” and he looked up at me and gave me a shy smile back. It was very sweet of him.