The Rolling Stones who have already played to over four and a half million fans on ‘A Bigger Bang’ tour will once again perform for fans in cities including New York, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Las Vegas. This time around, playing primarily stadiums with a select number of arenas, they will also travel to many new markets to give fans an opportunity to experience the band at their best. The stadium shows will bring back the awe-inspiring production and grand scale excitement with the intimacy of the famed b-stage that brings the band up close to the fans.
“We're very excited about coming back to the U.S. and Canada. Most of the shows are going to be on the big stadium stage with fans in the balconies behind us. We're going to play many cities we didn't get to before and also return to some of our favorite places,” said Mick Jagger. “There is plenty of time for rehearsals and to be able to make some set changes –we’ll have a variety of material ready so we can keep it fresh.” Jagger adds, “Keith's fine, his heads better, he's playing well and enjoying himself so we're all looking forward to this leg of the tour.”
"I thought we left too soon you know, so that's the reason we're coming back. I'm really happy that we got some more gigs in America and Canada,” said Keith Richards. “I'm feeling great and can't wait to get there. We're going to have the b-stage to get that very close thing happening with the band and the fans."
The Rolling Stones are known for bringing fans the hottest guest artists to appear on stage. In Oakland and Vancouver, Van Morrison has just been announced as special guest in those two cities. In Seattle and El Paso, the Stones will be joined by Dave Matthews Band. As previously announced, Kanye West has also been confirmed for concert dates in Boston, E. Rutherford and Halifax (where the Stones will also be joined by Alice Cooper and Sloan.
"The return to North America is a celebration of the fact that the most enduring rock n' roll band of all time is feeling and sounding better than ever before and are ready to rock,” said Michael Cohl, tour promoter. "The response from fans and reviewers to the recent shows in Europe has been amazing. To give more fans an opportunity to see the band we're lowering the ticket prices on average 10-15% and taking an additional $20 off tickets for students."
“The Rolling Stones are icons of the music world, and we at RadioShack are excited to join with them as they return to the U.S. for their fall tour,” said Tori Binau, senior vice president, marketing for RadioShack Corporation. “Many loyal RadioShack customers are also fans of The Rolling Stones, so what better way to thank them than by offering special opportunities tied to the tour in the U.S. And with more than 6,000 stores in virtually every neighborhood in America, everyone gets an opportunity to participate. There’s no better way to start off the fall season than a “bigger bang” with The Stones & RadioShack.”
There will be a limited number of Gold Circle seats available while the remaining 90% of the house will average $89 for stadiums and $ 99 for arena shows. In most cities, students will receive an additional $20 off tickets. (Current ID required). Buys will be limited to 12 tickets per person. Additionally, 200 fans will have the opportunity to be onstage with the Rolling Stones as part of the stadium set and share in the excitement. Information of the sales of these tickets coming soon!