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.
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