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Update: Rolling Stones unveil tour dates

- April 3rd, 2013

In what could be the most uneventful tour announcement ever, the Rolling Stones unveiled details for a nine, yes, nine-date North America tour.

This comes after rumours circulated for weeks that the band would be hitting 18 cities. There’s just one Canadian stop.

The tour, called 50 and Counting, will start in Los Angeles next month (tour kickoff date will be announced soon), and will make its way to Toronto on May 25 at the Air Canada Centre. Tickets for the T.O. gig go on sale April 8 via rollingstones.com and Ticketmaster.ca at 10 a.m. ET.

UPDATE: A second show has been added for Toronto at the Air Canada Centre on June 6. Tickets go on sale on the same day as the original date.

Here’s hoping you are getting a nice tax refund this year – the top ticket will run you a whopping $624.50 and the cheapest one will be $166.50.

The short trek ends in Philadelphia on June 18. This is just a hunch (sarcasm alert), but expect more dates to be added once the nine sell out, which will match the original rumoured 18 dates.

The band will also play London’s Hyde Park on Saturday, July 6 following a headlining appearance at UK’s Glastonbury Festival on June 29.

“’50 and Counting’ has been pretty amazing so far,” lead singer Mick Jagger said in a statement on Wednesday.

“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.”

Mick Taylor, who was a member of the Rolling Stones from 1969-74, will be a special guest throughout the tour.

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The dates were unveiled via video message from the band on YouTube (see below).

Rolling Stone reported that Mick, Keef and co. will be paid $4-5 million per show.

50 and Counting tour dates:

TBA Los Angeles Staples Center TBA

May 5 Oakland Oracle Arena On sale April 8 @ 10AM PST

May 8 San Jose HP Pavilion On sale April 8 @ 10AM PST

May 11 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena TBA

May 15 Anaheim Honda Center TBA

May 25 Toronto Air Canada Centre On sale April 8 @ 10AM EST

May 28 Chicago United Center On sale April 8 @ 10AM CST

June 12 Boston TD Garden TBA

June 18 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center TBA

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14 comments

  1. Jon | April 3, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Darn.. no Winnipeg :( oh well Toronto or Chicago! i dont care how much tickets are

  2. JD | April 3, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Who is sponsoring the tour, Geritol or Depends Adult Undergarments. There is going to be a lot of loose skin flapping to the music.

  3. Odoyle Rules | April 3, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Yet the shows will sell out in record time- and you’ll be fapping at home all alone while we’re having a good ol time

  4. M | April 3, 2013 at 11:46 am

    This is f’ed up!

    YOu need a CitiBank VISA to buy advance tickets on the 5th of April for TO but we Canadians can’t get CitiBank VISA Cards!!!! The Home Depot CitiBank Canada Card isn’t part of this.

    Nice one Stones Tour Management dinks.

  5. Courageous | April 3, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    WOW! The Geritol Tour, brought to you by Depends! I can’t believe anyone would pay that kind of money to see these geriatric dinosaurs perform. A fool and his money…

  6. Disgruntled concert goer | April 3, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    So those of us who are not rolling in dough can no longer afford to see concerts ….I plan to boycott big acts like this now and go see live gigs at places like Lees…where the artists sing live and dont need any amped up staging etc….

  7. Jeff | April 3, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    I guess they figure all of us aging music buffs have deep pockets. I certainly won’t be going. I’d rather support home grown artists that I can still afford to see in more intimate venues. Fed up with gouging from all walks of the business world including the music business!

  8. ang says | April 3, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Saw the pay per view on the internet. It was tough to watch. Mick worked hard but they don’t move so well anymore. Just a money grab.

  9. james buchner | April 5, 2013 at 9:18 am

    best show on earth. love to go see em. but i dont have a ctitibank visa.

  10. Zoom Zoom | April 8, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    I tried getting “cheap seats” this morning at 10:00 am! Guess what? All sold out. How does that work exactly? Scam? The scalper sites had seats at double the money. The Expensive seats are still available… no kidding.

    I have seen the Stones more times than I care to admit and this is simply OUTRAGEOUS pricing for tickets. I refuse to pay. Sorry. I would have dropped $250, that is TOPS. $600, they are DREAMING in Rolling Stones technicolour on this one.

    To watch 70 year olds…. you are dreaming!

  11. egon | April 16, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    We supported you guys with buying your records and cds and now they want to charge an average of $450 pr ticket up to $15,000 las vegas for the show ,You guys can shove it .

  12. WallStreet | April 17, 2013 at 8:58 am

    @Zoom Zoom – Kid Rock recently ‘fessed up that it’s pretty common for bands to scalp THEIR OWN tickets to make a little extra “carrying around” money. Odds are the “scalpers” offering those 2x tix are just ‘Keef and the boys padding their personal accounts, and to heck w/ the poor fans that have to cough up the big bux. The Stones are legends, but they sucked at SAR-stock here in Tdot, so I’m gonna bank MY hard earned minimum wage, and throw on a cd or two the day pf the concert. Sorry, Mick…

  13. TheSpaceLord | April 29, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    No band is worth $450 as a starting price for a live show. Especially the Stones who haven’t released a decent album in a quarter century. Good live show and all but their glory days are well behind them.

  14. Mark Johnson | June 6, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    I have to say loved the Stones. Have seen them from 1978 through there career and was lucky enough to see a small venue show in Toronto at the Government nightclub for $5. But I draw the line at $650 a ticket. These guys who made there half billion fortunes each off of fans like you and me is a disgrace to the music industry and rock and roll fans. People must have more money than brains!!!!

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