After months of rumors and speculation, The Rolling Stones have FINALLY confirmed they will be going on tour in the United States this summer. Yesterday, the British rock band announced they will embark on the “ZIP Code” tour, which will take them to 15 cities across North America. Beginning on May 24 in San Diego, the tour will make stops at some of the country’s largest venues, including Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, AT&T Stadium in Dallas, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
According to the Rolling Stones' website, the band will be able to directly interact with their fans thanks to a stage that will extend into the audience. They will also be using “cutting-edge” technology, including the use of video screens and special effects to better enhance the experience for concertgoers.
Get ready for more Rolling Stones concerts! Billboard is reporting that The Rolling Stones will play "fewer than 20 U.S. dates" in the first half of 2013, according to "multiple sources." If confirmed with an official announcement, this will continue the run of 50th anniversary celebratory concerts that began late last year with shows in Newark, NJ; Brooklyn, NY; and London, England.
It's been quite the active time for the band. Besides the performances in December, they released GRRR!, a compilation album, in November.
If they're to tour in the first half of the year, tickets will need to go on sale relatively soon. Nothing on that yet, but we'll post more information when it comes in.
Did you know that The Rolling Stones turn 50 this month? That's when the band's original lineup of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ian Stewart, and Dick Taylor began performing. The makeup of the band has changed a few times over the last 50 years, finally settling on Jagger, Richards, Ronnie Wood, and Charlie Watts. Yet, that's nothing compared to what else has happened in music during that time. We've compiled just ten of them here, but there are so many more: