NEW ORLEANS (CelebrityAccess) — The Rolling Stones concert scheduled for Sunday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans is still a go (for now), despite the approach of Tropical Storm Barry.
Barry, the second named storm and the first tropical cyclone to directly affect the continental US during the 2019 hurricane season, is expected to make landfall on the west Lousiana coast on Saturday night or early Sunday morning, hours before the concert is due to start.
However, New Orleans is not under mandatory evacuation orders and at present, the city is only subject to a tropical storm warning instead of the hurricane warning that has been issued for the state’s western coast.
“Everyone is watching the weather forecasts very closely,” Superdome general manager Alan Freeman told the Times-Picayune Thursday morning. “If there is a change of plans we will get the word out right away.”
The Stones performance at the Superdome is itself a makeup show after the band missed their May 2nd performance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival while the band’s frontman Mick Jagger underwent surgery to replace a heart valve.
While the show will be the band’s first performance in New Orleans in more than 2 decades, the weather may be keeping some fans at home. As of Thursday afternoon, plenty of tickets for the concert are still available through Ticketmaster as well as on secondary market sites such as StubHub at less than 50% of face value.