The Rolling Stones are heading back on the road!!! The band has rolled out an updated itinerary, kicking off the 13-stop tour on September 26th at St. Louis' Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri, and wrapping things up on November 20th at Austin's Circuit of the Americas.
Mick Jagger said in a statement: "I’m so excited to get back on the stage again and want to thank everyone for their patience. See you soon!"
Keith Richards added: "We’re back on the road! See you there!"
The Stones announced the tour on their official website (RollingStones.com) posting:
We are thrilled to be able to announce the rescheduled dates for the Rolling Stones 2020 US tour, which will now go ahead this fall!
We want to thank you all for your patience during this very difficult and unprecedented time.
All previously purchased tickets will be honored at the rescheduled dates, unfortunately, there are a few dates that we were unable to reschedule – Ticketmaster will communicate directly with all purchasers of these tickets with more information. Where feasible, a priority offer for ticketholders will be available for nearby shows.
We also have some new dates added! The pre-sale for the Stones mailing list for New Orleans, Los Angeles & Las Vegas shows will commence on Wednesday, July 28 at 12 p.m. (local) to Thursday, July 29 at 10 p.m (local). General sale commences Friday 30th July 10 a.m. (local).
Although Mick Jagger turns 78 on Monday (Jukly 26th), that doesn't mean that he pulls any punches or holds anything back once he hits the stage: ["Listen, when you do it at 19, you do things you can't (laughs) do at my age. But I still try to make the show as (laughs) energetic as I can make it."] SOUNDCUE (:07 OC: . . . can make it)
Since 1972, the Rolling Stones have been asked if its then-current road trek would prove to be "the last time." Drummer Charlie Watts was asked what it would take for the Stones to finally pack it in: ["Well, I think if Mick and Keith said that, I think we would. If any of the others said it, no. I think they could get another drummer, I think they could get another guitar player, and they would certainly, if Daryl (Jones) didn’t want to do it anymore — we’d have a nightmare of a time finding another bass player. But, no, I think Mick and Keith would or could carry on, but I think if Mick said 'I’m retiring' — I don’t know how we’d do a show with him (laughter) and without Keith."] SOUNDCUE (:26 OC: . . . and without Keith)
As always, Keith Richards is at his happiest when the Stones are back on the road. During a recent chat with The Associated Press, rock's ultimate bad boy, admitted that in this day and age, gigging is the one vice he's happily been unable to shake: ["It's a habit, y'know? (Laughs) I mean, it's a lovely habit, um. . . it's one of the few I haven't given up. And it's a joy to play with these guys, that's all — and they all wanna do it. I mean, who's gonna be the (laughs) first one that's gonna say, 'I wanna get off this bus' — y'know? Get outta here, right? It's like, 'til y'drop."] SOUNDCUE (:19 OC: . . . like 'til y'drop)
JUST ANNOUNCED: The Rolling Stones tour dates (subject to change):
September 26 – St. Louis, MO – The Dome at America’s Center
September 30 – Charlotte, NC – Bank Of America Stadium
October 4 – Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Field
October 9 – Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium
October 13 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
October 17 – Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium
October 24 – Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
October 29 – Tampa, FL – Raymond James Stadium
November 2 – Dallas, TX – Cotton Bowl Stadium
November 6 – Las Vegas, NV – Allegiant Stadium
November 11 – Atlanta, GA – Mercedes-Benz Stadium
November 15 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field
November 20 – Austin, TX – Circuit of The Americas
Keith Richards On Touring Being A Habit :
Charlie Watts On Rolling Stones Retirement :
Mick Jagger On Keeping The Stones Shows Energetic :