The Rolling Stones have announced their 2019 "No Filter" concert dates, including a Bay Area stop on May 18th. Photo:…
The Rolling Stones have announced their 2019 “No Filter” concert dates, including a Bay Area stop on May 18th. Photo: Jonathan Short, Associated Press
In what has become their usual way, the Rolling Stones spent weeks teasing fans in several U.S. cities with their wagging tongue logo before formally revealing the dates of their widely anticipated 2019 “No Filter” tour on Monday, Nov. 19.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band is slated to play at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on May 18, marking its first Bay Area appearance since its 50th anniversary tour stops in Oakland and San Jose in May 2013. Tickets for The South Bay concert will go on sale Nov. 30 at 10 pm
“It’s a thrill when we play stadiums in the States,” Mick Jagger said in a statement. “The energy is always amazing!”
The latest set of Stones dates comes following a round of European shows last summer.
The band has not got any new material to promote since its 2016 collection of blues covers, “Blue and Lonesome,” but it recently released a 50th anniversary reissue of its milestone 1968 album “Beggars Banquet” and its accompanying Jean-Luc Godard documentary, “Sympathy for the Devil,” as well as a limited-edition box set, “The Rolling Stones Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016.”
While many have speculated this could be the band’s last run – frontman Jagger is 75, guitarist Keith Richards is 74, bassist Ron Wood is 71 and drummer Charlie Watts is 77 – the group has not confirmed the rumors.
The Stones hinted at The North American tour stops earlier this month . Their logo was flashed on a digital billboard over the Bay Bridge; appeared on a banner hanging outside the Denver Broncos’ Mile High Stadium (May 26); was worn on the New England Patriots’ cheerleaders’ uniforms at Massachusetts’ Gillette Stadium (Nov. 4); and was spray-painted on sidewalks near Chicago’s Soldier Field stadium (June 21).
Other tour stops include Miami, where the tour will kick off April 20; Jacksonville, Fla. (April 24); Houston (April 28); Glendale, Ariz. (May 7); Pasadena (May 11); Seattle (May 22); Washington, D.C. (May 31); Philadelphia (June 4); and East Rutherford, N.J. (June 13).
“I’ve always loved playing the States,” Richards said in the statement. “It’s a great crowd.”
The Levi’s Stadium concert comes 55 years after the band made its Bay Area debut at the Oakland Auditorium in 1964. The Stones performed several other notable local shows over the years, including their infamous appearance at Altamont in 1969; a Day on the Green Bill at the Oakland Coliseum in 1978 (where they returned several times over the years); and a handful of shows that AT & T Park (before it was known as AT & T Park) in the early 2000s.
The Rolling Stones: May 18, 2019. Levi’s Stadium, 4900 Marie P. DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara. www.rollingstones.com
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