The Rolling Stones are back, again, for another tour. It’s not a surprise despite the members all being in their 70s, The Stones have toured every year since 2012. “It’s a thrill when we play stadiums in the States,” Mick Jagger said in a statement, “the energy is always amazing!”
“the energy is always amazing!”
Evidence of the pending announcement started popping up in the weeks preceding at a stadium-near-you where banners featuring the band’s iconic logo was advertised.
The 2019 North American tour launches April 20th in Miami, Florida at the Hard Rock Stadium. The stops announced thus far will expire June 25th at Soldier Field in Chicago. This is a list of the published concert dates:
April 20 – Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, FL – View Tickets
April 24 – TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, FL – View Tickets
April 28 – NRG Stadium, Houston, TX – View Tickets
May 7 – State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ – View Tickets
May 11 – Rose Bowl – Pasadena, CA – View Tickets
May 18 – Levi’s Stadium – Santa Clara, CA – View Tickets
May 22 – CenturyLink Field – Seattle, WA – View Tickets
May 26 – Broncos Stadium at Mile High – Denver, CO – View Tickets
May 31 – FedExField – Landover, MD – View Tickets
June 4 – Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia, PA – View Tickets
June 8 – Gillette Stadium – Foxborough, MA – View Tickets
June 13 – MetLife Stadium – East Rutherford, NJ – View Tickets
June 17 – MetLife Stadium – East Rutherford, NJ – View Tickets
June 21 – Soldier Field – Chicago, IL – View Tickets
June 25 – Soldier Field – Chicago, IL – View Tickets
To cope with the demands of a full-fledged tour, The Stones have recently limited the number of shows per tour to about a half dozen or so. The initial leg of the “No Filter” tour took place between September and October 2017, followed by an encore from May to July of 2018. The strategy allows the band a few months of touring followed by an approximate half year layoff. It’s a schedule that has paid dividends as the band continues to express a desire to perform. “Besides, what else would I be doing?” Keith Richards suggests.
With more than 50 years in the rock business, there’s no skepticism in the Stones ability to stave off retirement. The band is still a huge money producer, packing football stadiums full of baby boomers willing to spend top dollar to see what could at any point be the band’s or the fan’s themselves last concert.