Stones 2019 Tour 11/20/18

The Rolling Stones have just announced their 13-city 2019 “No Filter” North American tour. The trek kicks off on April 20th in Miami Gardens, Florida at the Hard Rock Stadium and wraps just over two months later on June 21st at Chicago’s Soldier Field. Along the way, the band will make stops in Jacksonville, Florida; Houston, Texas; Glendale, Arizona; Pasadena and Santa Clara, California; Seattle, Washington; Denver, Colorado; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Foxborough, Massachusetts; and East Rutherford, New Jersey. There’s been no word as to whether additional cities and/or dates will be announced. Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 30th at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Mick Jagger said in the tour announcement: “It’s a thrill when we play stadiums in the States. The energy is always amazing!” Keith Richards added: “I’ve always loved playing the states. It’s a great crowd.”

Mick Jagger told us that in terms of the band’s nightly setlist — just because a song might’ve cooked during rehearsals, it hardly means that it’ll be a hit when introduced onstage: [“The thing about when you do running orders, is that it’s completely hypothetical. You don’t know if this song is going to work — and you soon do. And you go out and you do it. And if it doesn’t work. . . you don’t know about songs.”] SOUNDCUE (:10 OC: . . . know about songs)

With such a deep and rich back catalogue, we asked Keith Richards how in rehearsal the Stones consolidate the decades into one two-and a-half hour setlist: [“We play ’em all. We go through the whole songbook, just about. And anybody who comes up with an idea — because we can’t remember them all (laughs). Sometimes suddenly a song leaps out that you haven’t played for years and suddenly you find a new groove on it, or suddenly it just. . . starts to happen. So you kind of listen to them, you just sort of take a hint.”] SOUNDCUE (:19 OC: . . . take a hint)

JUST ANNOUNCED: The Rolling Stones tour dates (subject to change):

April 20 – Miami Gardens, FL – Hard Rock Stadium
April 24 – Jacksonville, FL – TIAA Bank Field
April 28 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium
May 7 – Glendale, AZ – State Farm Stadium
May 11 – Pasadena, CA – The Rose Bowl
May 18 – Santa Clara, CA – Levi’s Stadium
May 22 – Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field
May 26 – Denver, CO – Broncos Stadium at Mile High
May 31 – Washington, D.C. – FedExField
June 4 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field
June 8 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
June 13 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
June 21 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field

SOURCE: Press release