The Rolling Stones announce 2020 North American tour
The Stones came out swingin’ to “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” which is a hell of a way to kick off a stadium rock show, and it was clear right off the bat that The Rolling Stones are still a force to be reckoned with. I’m too young to have seen the Stones during their heyday, but I’ve seen plenty of videos, and Jagger was as animated, athletic, and flamboyant on Monday night as he was decades ago. He practically defined the art of what it means to be a rock frontman, and he remains one of the best there is. Seeing him live in 2019 didn’t feel like reveling in nostalgia for rock history; it felt like watching a living legend. He and longtime partner in crime Keith Richards epitomized cool during the British Invasion, and both of them remain intimidatingly cool on stage today. Guitarist Ronnie Wood‘s been channelling just about the same level of steez right beside them for almost 45 years now, and he’s still got it too. (Drummer Charlie Watts remains as charmingly stoic as ever.) The only other act that can really say they’ve been operating at this level for this long is Paul McCartney, and though McCartney’s shows are truly spectacular, they don’t rock like the Stones. Mick, Keith & co existed through hard rock, punk, metal, and beyond — all of which they influenced — and they still put on one of the loudest, most badass, most hard-hitting rock shows you can see.
The Rolling Stones went on their first major North American tour in four years last summer -- following medical issues for Mick Jagger -- and as we wrote in our review that's excerpted above, these living legends are very much still a force to be reckoned with. So it's great news that the Stones are already set to return to our shores for another stadium tour this spring/summer. "We had the best time on the road last summer, and we are ready to do it again!" says Keith Richards.
The new dates include shows in San Diego, Vancouver, Minneapolis, Nashville, Austin, Buffalo, Detroit, Louisville, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Tampa, Atlanta, and more. Register for the presale here by 9 AM Eastern on Tuesday, February 11. The pre-sale begins Wednesday, February 12 at 10 AM local time and the public on-sale begins Friday, February 14 at 10 AM local. All dates are listed below.
Watch the Stones play "Gimme Shelter" at MetLife Stadium last summer:
The Rolling Stones -- 2020 Tour Dates
May 8th – San Diego, CA @ SDCCU Stadium
May 12th – Vancouver, BC @ BC Place
May 16th – Minneapolis, MN @ U.S. Bank Stadium
May 20th – Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium
May 24th – Austin, TX @ Circuit of The Americas
May 29th – Dallas, TX @ Cotton Bowl Stadium
June 6th – Buffalo, NY @ New Era Field
June 10th – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
June 14th – Louisville, KY @ Cardinal Stadium
June 19th – Cleveland, OH @ FirstEnergy Stadium
June 23th – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field
June 27 – St. Louis, MO @ The Dome at America’s Center
July 1st – Charlotte, NC @ Bank of America Stadium
July 5th – Tampa, FL @ Raymond James Stadium
July 9th – Atlanta, GA @ Mercedes-Benz Stadium