BOSTON (CelebrityAccess Media Wire) — The Rolling Stones will be back on tour this fall for the North American encore of their multi-continent A Bigger Bang tour, launching on September 20 at Boston's Gillette Stadium. And to give more fans an opportunity to see the band, tour promoter Michael Cohl said they are lowering the ticket prices on average 10-15% and taking an additional $20 off tickets for students.
The North American leg of the tour will be presented by Concert Productions International and The Next Adventure and produced by WPC Piecemeal Inc. U.S. tour dates will be sponsored by RadioShack.
The Stones, who have already played to over 4.5 million fans on A Bigger Bang tour, will once again perform in New York, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Las Vegas. This time around, playing primarily in stadiums and a select number of arenas, they will also travel to many new markets.
"We're very excited about coming back to the U.S. and Canada," said Mick Jagger. "Most of the shows are going to be on the big stadium stage with fans in the balconies behind us. We're going to play many cities we didn't get to before and also return to some of our favorite places. There is plenty of time for rehearsals and to be able to make some set changes — we'll have a variety of material ready so we can keep it fresh. Keith's fine, his heads better, he's playing well and enjoying himself so we're all looking forward to this leg of the tour."
"I thought we left too soon you know, so that's the reason we're coming back. I'm really happy that we got some more gigs in America and Canada," said Keith Richards. "I'm feeling great and can't wait to get there. We're going to have the b-stage to get that very close thing happening with the band and the fans."
"The Rolling Stones are icons of the music world, and we at RadioShack are excited to join with them as they return to the U.S. for their fall tour," said Tori Binau, senior vice president, marketing for RadioShack Corporation. "Many loyal RadioShack customers are also fans of The Rolling Stones, so what better way to thank them than by offering special opportunities tied to the tour in the U.S. And with more than 6,000 stores in virtually every neighborhood in America, everyone gets an opportunity to participate."
There will be a limited number of Gold Circle seats available while the remaining 90% of the house will average $89 for stadiums and $99 for arena shows. In most cities, students will receive an additional $20 off. (current ID required). Buys will be limited to 12 tickets per person. Additionally, 200 fans will have the opportunity to be onstage with the Rolling Stones as part of the stadium set. These seats will also be available at the time of the general ticket on-sale. For additional on-sale information check local listings.
Rolling Stones North American itinerary (more dates to come):
September 20 Boston, MA Gillette Stadium
September 23 Halifax, NS Halifax Commons
September 27 E. Rutherford, NJ Giants Stadium
October 2 Wichita, KS Cessna Stadium Wichita University
October 6 Missoula, MT Grizzly Stadium
October 8 Regina, SK Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field
October 11 Chicago, IL Soldier Field
October 17 Seattle, WA Qwest Field
October 20 El Paso, TX Sun Bowl
October 22 Austin, TX Zilker Park
October 27 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
November 3 Vancouver, BC BC Place Stadium
November 5 Oakland, CA McAfee Coliseum
November 8 Phoenix, AZ Cardinals Stadium
November 11 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand
November 14 Boise, ID Idaho Center
November 18 Los Angeles, CA Dodger Stadium
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