Stones fans, get excited. The highly anticipated North American tour is finally turning into a reality. The Rolling Stones will play an 18-date tour, Rolling Stone reports. After their 50th anniversary '50 and Counting' shows in Brooklyn, Newark and London last year, a full swing tour is set to launch May 2.
Although an official announcement is expected from the Stones later this month, Billboard has announced that the band will play "fewer than 20" shows in North America. The tour will be the band's first tour since ‘A Bigger Bang’ that ran from 2005-2007.
During an #askRonnie question and answer session on Twitter, a fan asked Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood what he thought of last year’s live performances. Wood tweeted back, hinting at an upcoming tour. “Not enough ~ get ready for more,” he tweeted.
There’s no doubt fans will be rushing to buy tickets as soon as they go on sale. Over 73,000 tickets were sold for the ‘50 and Counting’ shows, grossing nearly $39 million, according to Billboard.
Stones fans keep watch later this month for an announcement from the band. Maybe this tour will catch fire and encourage more bands to bury their hesitation and hit the road. Could Zeppelin be next? One can only hope.
By Candice Wheeler