After plenty of rumors and speculation, The Rolling Stones have finally announced dates for their “50 and Counting” anniversary tour. According to Billboard, the dates kick off on May 5 in Oakland, Calif. at the Oracle Arena and wrap up on June 18 in Philadelphia. What’s more, former guitarist Mick Taylor will join the band as a special guest for the tour.
”’50 and Counting’ has been pretty amazing so far,” Mick Jagger said in a press release. “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. It’s a good show. Lots of the classic stuff everyone wants to hear…with a few little gems tucked in here and there. The stage is shaped like lips and goes off into the venue so I get to run around in the crowd. It’s great fun to be able to get that close to the audience.”
Tickets for San Jose, Toronto, Oakland and Chicago are set to go on sale Monday, April 8 at noon through the Rolling Stones website. CitiCard members will have special access to presale beginning this Friday. It was previously reported that there would be 18 dates in this tour, so with only nine announced today, it looks like there could be room for more later. It’s also worth noting that there are at least two days between most shows on this tour. Take a look at the dates below.
5 – Oakland, Calif. @ Oracle Arena
8 – San Jose, Calif. @ HP Pavilion
11 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
15 – Anaheim, Calif. @ Honda Center
25 – Toronto, Ontario @ Air Canada Centre
28 – Chicago, Ill. @ United Center
12 – Boston, Mass. @ TD North Garden
18 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Wells Fargo Center