The Rolling Stones just announced a 2019 US stadium tour

The Rolling Stones Perform Live In Adelaide
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Start me up! The Rolling Stones have announced a U.S. stadium tour for 2019.

Dubbed the “No Filter” tour, the concerts will kick off on April 20 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, and will include 13 shows. The final show will be at Soldier Field in Chicago on June 21.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Nov. 30 at 10 a.m., though there are a number of pre-sales before that. This is the classic rock band’s first extended run of concerts in the United States since the “Zip Code” tour in 2015. For the past two years, the group has toured primarily in Europe, although they did play a couple of arena gigs in California and Las Vegas, and two stateside private shows in 2016.

“It’s a thrill when we play stadiums in the States,” frontman Mick Jagger said in a statement. “The energy is always amazing!”

Keith Richards also added: “I’ve always loved playing the states. It’s a great crowd.”

Despite the fact that they’ve been performing for more than 50 years, the band says it’s not throwing in the towel any time soon.

“No, other people have always said this could be the last one,” guitarist Richards said in an interview on iHeart Radio in response to other big bands of their era going on “farewell” tours. “I never think of it that way, no. This is a ‘hello again’ tour.”

Though the band has been playing shows consistently over the past few years, they’re no longer embarking on marathon tours. Their 2017 and 2018 runs both consisted of 14 shows, and 2019’s “No Filter” tour will be about the same length.

Jagger says that performing like this regularly keeps their energy up.

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“Well, we’ve been pretty regularly on the road — we’ve not been doing long, long, long stints we’ve been doing a lot of short ones,” he explained. “Last year we did a lot in U.K. and a little bit in Europe. We’re keeping our hand in and not getting too rusty, I hope. I haven’t been to quite a few of these places in a while.”

The band is reportedly working on a new studio album, although no projected release has been revealed. They also have three special releases forthcoming: a remastered “Beggars Banquet” reissue, a restored version of the documentary “Sympathy for the Devil” and an expanded reissue of the “Rock and Roll Circus” video and album.

Will you catch the Stones on tour this summer?

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