THE Rolling Stones have announced a brand new tour following the postponement of their No Filter concerts last year.
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, both 77, and Ronnie Woods, 64, and Charlie Watts, 80, will hit the road next year in America – taking in the 15 cities that had their dates pushed back because of the pandemic.
They will also play three new dates in New Orleans, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
Taking to social media this afternoon, the band posted: "THE NEWS YOU’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR!
"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!
"Tickets are on sale now at rollingstones dot com.
"We want to thank you all for your patience during this very difficult and unprecedented time.
"All previously purchased tickets will be honoured 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."
The Rolling Stones 2021 TOUR DATES
Sep 26 – The Dome – ST. LOUIS, MO
Sep 30 – Bank of America Stadium – CHARLOTTE, N
Oct 04 – Heinz Field – PITTSBURGH, PA
Oct 09 – Nissan Stadium – NASHVILLE, TN
Oct 13 – New Orleans Jazz Fest – *NEW ORLEANS, LA
Oct 17 – SoFi Stadium – *LOS ANGELES, CA
Oct 24 – U.S. Bank Stadium – MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Oct 29 – Raymond James Stadium – TAMPA, FL
Nov 02 – Cotton Bowl – DALLAS, TX
Nov 06 – Allegiant Stadium – *LAS VEGAS, NV
Nov 11 – Mercedes-Benz Stadium – ATLANTA, GA
Nov 15 – Ford Field – DETROIT, MI
Nov 20 – Circuit of The Americas – AUSTIN, TX
There is a pre-sale for the new dates available to members of the Stones mailing list on 28 July and tickets go on general sale on 30 July.
Fans hope the group, who formed in 1962 and have sold more than 240 million records worldwide, will return to the UK and Europe in the months following this.
Over the past few months the Stones have been putting the finishing touches to their next album, their first studio LP since their 2005 record A Bigger Bang.
Keith, who is based in the US, has been contributing while it’s reported the others have been working on new material in person.
Mick said of their new material: “It sounds good. It’s pretty varied. A bit of all kinds of different kinds of music in there.”
Keith said the group, like many others, had been forced to put the brakes on their recording sessions at the end of the year because of safety fears.
He said in November: “Everything is in the air until we can actually get together safely in a studio again. And by then we might feel differently about what we want to sound like, so it could be a bit fractured.
“Half of it will be pre-Covid and the other half post-Covid.
“Hopefully there will be a post-Covid.”
The new tour announcement comes after Ronnie said he’d overcome another cancer diagnosis in the second lockdown.
Ronnie, who recovered from lung cancer after being initially diagnosed in 2017, was told he had small cell cancer last year.
He will hit the road in the US next year with his bandmates after gruelling treatment sessions which saw him getting the all-clear in March.
Ronnie told The Times last week: “I’m well. I’m strong. And I’m adaptable.
“But it has taken a lot of fighting, a lot of stamina to get through it.”
“Mick is fighting fit and we both can’t wait to get working again.
“Having said that, lockdown was good for me because when I got the cancer the second time it enabled me to face all those horrible treatments under the radar. I had a lot of chemo and radiology, but I wasn’t interrupting anyone else’s schedule.
“I had the time and space to focus on getting well.”
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