TORONTO (CelebrityAccess) The Rolling Stones are playing their only Canadian show of their North American tour June 29 and there was a bit of a lucky break to it.
The Stones are confirmed for a June 29 date at Burl’s Creek in Oro-Medonte, Ontario, a massive field venue about 130 kilometers north of Toronto, and it’s produced by Republic Live. It’s during the Canada Day long weekend.
“It truly was the stars aligned on that — the fact that it was the Canada Day long weekend, the only Canadian show, I couldn’t have manufactured this any better myself,” Republic Live’s Lisa Zechmeister told the Toronto Sun. “It’s really a dream come true.”
Presale starts Wednesday with tickets starting out at $119.50 for general admission and up to $329.50 for VIP seating. The show will be able to accommodate 70,000 and is billed was “Canada Rocks with the Rolling Stones” so there will be some more acts, which could be Canadian, announced over the next two weeks, the Sun said.
“I think that’s a very likely possibility,” Zechmeister said. “There aren’t going to be that many. The Stones bring in their own stage. It almost looks like a spaceship. It’s an enormous beast. We’re planning on two, maybe three acts which fits with their schedule for getting folks in.”
Zechmeister said the opportunity arose when the Stones tour dates were announced in November.
“As soon as we saw the routing and that they ended in Chicago, just kind of connecting the dots. When you see something like that and there’s a chance that they can make it up in time, that was a no brainer for us to jump on (making) an offer,” Zechmeister said.
When asked if it’s possible for a second show to be added if the first sells out quickly, she added: “You never know …, but this really could be the last chance to see the Rolling Stones on Canadian soil so I think those tickets are going to be gone quickly.”