The wait is over. The Rolling Stones have officially announced a full U.S. tour in celebration of their 50th anniversary as a band. The “50 And Counting” tour is set to kick off at the Oracle Arena in Oakland on May 5th.
From there, the Stones will criss-cross the country until mid-June, ahead of their headlining performance at the Glastonbury Festival in the U.K. Mick Taylor, who played guitar for the Stones during what many consider to be their creative peak (Beggar’s Banquet through Exile On Main St.), will be a guest performer for certain shows on the tour. Tickets for the shows can be purchased at the Rolling Stones’ website.
“From day one at rehearsals it sounded so fresh,” Keith Richards said about the rehearsals for the tour. “You could tell that everyone was dying to get their teeth into it…’cause man, it is the life and blood of us to play in front of people.”
Tour dates for the Rolling Stones’ “50 And Counting” tour are listed below:
May 5 – Oracle Arena (Oakland, CA)
May 8 – HP Pavilion (San Jose, CA)
May 11 – MGM Grand Garden Arena (Las Vegas, NV)
May 15 – Honda Center (Anaheim, CA)
May 25 – Air Canada Centre (Toronto, Ontario, CA)
May 28 – United Center (Chicago, IL)
June 12 – TD Garden (Boston, MA)
June 18 – Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia, PA)
TBA – Staples Center (Los Angeles, CA)