After more than 50 years together, the Rolling Stones can still manage to get people excited to see them in concert. Tuesday morning, the band announced their 15-city Zip Code North American tour, which finds them playing stadiums, while celebrating the deluxe reissue of one of their finest albums, 1971’s Sticky Fingers, which will hit stores on May 26th. They’ll be playing Le Festival D’Été de Québec in Quebec on Wednesday, July 15th.
This is going to be the first time the Stones have played North American stadiums in a decade, and they’re promising a huge, immersive stage to get fans involved. While some people may be questions how satisfying a Rolling Stones show can be with the band’s advanced age (Charlie Watts is 73, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are both 71, while Ronnie Wood is 67), I can tell you that the best Rolling Stones show I’ve ever seen was at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre on the band’s 50 & Counting gig in 2013, and I’ve seen them in a club with only 1000 fans. Somehow, the band keeps getting better and better, defying age and expectation.
Here’s the tour announcement video, followed by the band’s North American tour dates.
May 24 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park
May 30 – Columbus, OH @ Ohio Stadium
June 3 – Minneapolis, MN @ TCF Bank Stadium
June 6 – Dallas, TX @ AT&T Stadium
June 9 – Atlanta, GA @ Bobby Dodd Stadium
June 12 – Orlando, FL @ Orlando Citrus Bowl
June 17 – Nashville, TN @ LP Field
June 20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field
June 23 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest / Marcus Amphitheater
June 27 – Kansas City, MO @ Arrowhead Stadium
July 1 – Raleigh, NC @ Carter-Finley Stadium
July 4 – Indianapolis, IN @ Indianapolis Motor Speedway
July 8 – Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
July 11 – Buffalo, NY @ Ralph Wilson Stadium
July 15 – Quebec, QC @ Le Festival D’Été de Québec