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SMG-Operated Stadiums To Play An Outsized Role In The Stones 'No Filter' Tour

SMG-Operated Stadiums To Play An Outsized Role In The Stones ‘No Filter’ Tour

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(CelebrityAccess) — One-third of all of the Rolling Stones No Filter tour dates in North America next year will take place in arenas operated by the venue management company SMG.

As noted by Billboard, SMG-run stadiums in five markets will host performances by the Stones, including the tour opener at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on April 20th, and the final two shows of the tour, which take place at Soldier Field in Chicago on June 21st and June 28th.

Additional shows at SMG-managed stadiums include performances at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, and State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ.

According to Billboard, only two SMG-managed stadiums in the U.S. won’t see a No Filter show in 2019 — U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis and the Mercedes Superdome in New Orleans, where the Stones are still rumored as a potential headliner for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

“The Stones play wherever they want to play; we’re just grateful they chose a good number of SMG buildings,” Jim McCue, senior VP of SMG, told Billboard’s Thom Duffy. McCue oversaw negotiations on behalf of SMG, with AEG/Concerts West for the tour.

Organizing a tour of the magnitude of the No Filter run is a complex undertaking and McCue told Billboard that it involved “multiple iterations of multiple holds” at each facility, which was compounded by the fact that the tour itinerary wasn’t finalized until the 11th hour on the night before tickets were scheduled to go onsale.

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