Rolling Stones unleash "50 and Counting" trek
The Rolling Stones will spend some time stateside this spring on their long-rumored "50 and Counting" tour, which kicks off next month in Los Angeles.
The iconic rockers have yet to confirm the exact kick-off at L.A.'s the Staples Center. That date, which is in limbo due to the NBA and NHL playoff schedule, will be revealed soon. The early May debut will be followed by a May 5 show in Oakland, CA, after which the award-winning outfit work its way across the continent for another seven concerts. The U.S. road trip currently wraps June 18 in Philadelphia.
Tickets for the Bay Area shows go on sale Monday (4/8) at the band's website. Citi cardmembers can take advantage of a presale opportunity that gets underway Friday (4/5) via the card's Private Pass program.
The English outfit, currently comprised of frontman Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood, will be joined by special guest Mick Taylor on the run. Taylor was a member of The Stones from 1969 to 1974.
"'50 and Counting' has been pretty amazing so far," 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 Rolling Stones will continue using their iconic logo for the stage design: a tongue and lips that extend into the crowd, giving the band easy access to fans.
TBA - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
5 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
8 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
11 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
15 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
25 - Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre
28 - Chicago, IL - United Center
12 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
18 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
29 - Pilton, United Kingdom - Glastonbury Festival
6 - London, United Kingdom - Barclaycard British Summer Time