Rolling Stones Set Opening Acts For 2019 Tour

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The Rolling Stones have announced the opening acts for their rescheduled 2019 North American tour. The names, revealed on June 5, include such acclaimed newer acts as Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, and Gary Clark, Jr. (who has previously performed with the Stones). The first of 17 dates begins June 21.

The original concerts were abruptly postponed on March 30 due to what was initially described as an undisclosed medical condition affecting Mick Jagger. On April 1, it was revealed that Jagger required a heart valve procedure.

The Stones announced the rescheduled dates on May 16, one day after Jagger shared a clip of him rehearsing his footwork.

That announcements stated: Tickets sold for the original date will be honoured – fans DO NOT need to exchange their tickets. Those who cannot attend the re-scheduled date can refund their tickets by accessing their Ticketmaster account. For transferred tickets, the refund will go to the fan who originally bought the tickets, once they have been transferred back.

Related: Our review of the Stones’ spectacular MetLife concert

After a series of not-so-subtle hints at a number of football stadiums in early November, the Stones had originally announced on November 19, 2018, what fans were hoping to hear: The group revealed a U.S. stadium tour, again dubbed #NoFilter, their first in the States since a full-scale tour of the country in the summer of 2015. (The tour ultimately was to be 17 shows including one date in Canada.)

Related: The Stones’ 2019 Tour FAQs

At the time of the postponement, Mick Jagger issued a statement: “I’m so sorry to all our fans in America & Canada with tickets, I really hate letting you down like this. I’m devastated for having to postpone the tour but I will be working very hard to be back on the road as soon as I can. Once again, huge apologies to everyone.”

Jagger’s procedure was deemed a success. A report noted “doctors were able to access Jagger’s heart valve through his femoral artery” via a catheter.

The procedure, at an undisclosed New York hospital, was far less invasive than surgery.

As in recent years, the Stones have built several days in between performances. When the tour begins June 25, Charlie Watts will be 78, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards both 75, and Ronnie Wood 72.

The Stones’ most recent tour, began in Hamburg, Germany, in September 2017, and they ended that first leg in Paris Oct. 25, 2017. They then returned to the road in May 2018, starting the next leg of the tour in Dublin, Ireland, in May. That part of the tour ended in Warsaw, Poland, July 8, 2018.

Related: Our recap of the Stones’ final 2018 concert

Rolling Stones 2019 Tour Rescheduled Dates (Tickets are available here and here)

Jun 21 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field (with St. Paul & the Broken Bones)
Jun 25 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field (with Whiskey Myers)
Jun 29 – Oro-Medonte, ONT, Canada – Burl’s Creek Event Grounds (with the Glorious Sons + the Beaches)
Jul 03 – Landover, MD – FedEx Field (with Ghost Hounds)
Jul 07 – Foxboro, MA – Gillette Stadium (with Gary Clark, Jr.)
Jul 15 – New Orleans, LA – Mercedes-Benz Superdome (with Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk with special guest the Soul Rebels)
Jul 19 – Jacksonville, FL – TIAA Bank Field (with the Revivalists)
Jul 23 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field (with Des Rocs)
Jul 27 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium (with Bishop Gunn)
Aug 01 – East Rutherford, NJ – Metlife Stadium (with The Wombats)
Aug 05 – East Rutherford, NJ – Metlife Stadium (with Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real)
Aug 10 – Denver, CO – Mile High Stadium (with Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats)
Aug 14 – Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field (with Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real)
Aug 18 – Santa Clara, CA – Levi’s Stadium (with Vista Kicks)
Aug 22 – Pasadena, CA – Rose Bowl (with (Kaleo)
Aug 26 – Glendale, AZ – State Farm Stadium (with (Kaleo)
Aug 31 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium (with Juanes)

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  1. Tina
    #1 Tina 24 August, 2019, 00:28

    We love The Rolling Stones, in fact went to the Rose Bowl Stadium last night to watch them. Great venue to watch them perform. Our question is, why don’t they sing Time Is On My Side?

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