Stones' phone show
13:30 28 July 2006
Rolling Stones fans can listen to the band's European tour by phone.
The British rockers are the first act to use a new technology called 'Listen Live Now' - allowing US fans to dial a number and listen to them performing live.
The technology will debut today (28.07.06) when the veteran musicians play Paris' Stade de France.
'Listen Live Now' backer, Marty Erlichman said: "It's a great thing for the artists. Its passive income and they're helping fans enjoy the experience without affecting ticket sales."
The band signed the deal after several months of negotiations with their tour manager Michael Cohl.
Fans can listen to the concerts for $1.99 per seven minutes.
No other artists have signed up to use the technology - but Erlichman, Barbara Streisand's manager, may agree a similar deal if the singer goes ahead with a tour later this year.
Meanwhile, The Rolling Stones have made more money from touring this year than any other band.
Despite postponing 15 concerts while Keith Richards needed emergency brain surgery, the veteran rockers have made £79.7 million from their 'A Bigger Bang' world tour.
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