The Rolling Stones Confirm 2013 Dates, Mick Taylor Will Serve as a Special Guest
The Rolling Stones have announced a series of 2013 dates as part of their 50 & Counting tour. The group will kick off their biggest tour since 2007 this May in Los Angeles at the STAPLES Center. (Date TBA pending NBA/NHL playoff schedules.) The tour debut will be followed by performances in Oakland, San Jose, Las Vegas, Anaheim, Toronto, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and London. As previously reported, the Stones will also perform at Glastonbury Festival in June.
“50 & Counting has been pretty amazing so far,” said Mick Jagger in a statement. “We did a few shows in London and New York last year…and had such a good time that we thought…let’s do some more. It’s a good show. Lots of the classic stuff everyone wants to hear…with a few little gems tucked in here and there. The stage is shaped like lips and goes off into the venue so I get to run around in the crowd. It’s great fun to be able to get that close to the audience.”
“From day one at rehearsals it sounded so fresh. You could tell that everybody was dying to get their teeth into it. It was like…open the gates…let us out!” said Keith Richards. “Cause man, it is the life and blood of us to play in front of people.”
The Rolling Stones take their 50 & Counting tour across the USA and Canada. Tickets for Oakland, San Jose, Toronto and Chicago go on sale beginning Monday, April 8 at 10AM local time and will be available at www.rollingstones.com.
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Mick Taylor, who was a member of the Rolling Stones from 1969-74, will be a special guest throughout the tour.
The Stones’ Hyde Park concert takes place almost 44 years to the day since the Stones first played the outdoor space and on the anniversary weekend of the band’s first performance. Support acts for Hyde Park are The Vaccines, The Temper Trap and Gary Clark Jr.
The Rolling Stones’ Hyde Park concert on July 5, 1969 is widely acknowledged as one of the most significant moments in modern music history. As well as seeing the live debut of Taylor, the concert became a tribute to founder member Brian Jones, who tragically passed away two days prior.
The stage design for the tour is based on the band’s ubiquitous tongue and lips logo, which extends out into the crowd, allowing the Stones to interact directly with their audience. Known for their ground-breaking sets and use of cutting-edge technology, the Stones’ set design will feature video screens and special effects that will enhance the high-octane experience of attending a live Stones’ show.
Here’s a look at the Stones’ upcoming dates
TBA Los Angeles, CA—STAPLES Center
May 5 Oakland, CA—Oracle Arena
May 8 San Jose, CA—HP Pavilion
May 11 Las Vegas, NV—MGM Grand Garden Arena
May 15 Anaheim, CA—Honda Center
May 25 Toronto, Canada— Air Canada Centre
May 28 Chicago, IL—United Center
June 12 Boston, MA—TD Garden
June 18 Philadelphia, PA—Wells Fargo Center
June 29 Pilton, England—Glastonbury Festival
July 6 London, England—British Summertime Hyde Park