The Rolling Stones Set Tour Dates For U.S. And Canada
April 3, 2013 at 6:34 AM (PT)
THE ROLLING STONES, who rocked LONDON and NEW YORK in 2012, announced on their website that they will kick off their "50 & Counting" tour 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 and PHILADELPHIA.
"50 & Counting has been pretty amazing so far," said MICK JAGGER. "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."
MICK TAYLOR, who was a member of THE ROLLING STONES from 1969-74, will be a special guest throughout the tour.