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POP & ROCK

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Tickets are expected to be snapped up quickly today for the Los Angeles date of Keith Richards’ first solo tour, which concludes Dec. 15 with a show at the Hollywood Palladium. Tickets for the 8 p.m. concert go on sale at 10 this morning at all Ticketmaster locations. After nearly 25 years with the Rolling Stones, Richards is touring in support of his first solo album, “Talk Is Cheap,” and will be backed up with core musicians from the album--drummer Steve Jordan (Richards’ co-producer and co-writer), guitarist Waddy Wachtel, bassist Charley Drayton, keyboard player Ivan Neville and saxman Bobby Keys. Tickets sold out in 17 minutes for the New York date of Richards’ tour, which kicks off in Atlanta on Thanksgiving.


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