The Rolling Stones: North American No Filter Tour 2019
The legendary Rolling Stones are back, and it only took them six weeks.
“I really hate letting you down like this. I’m devastated for having to postpone the tour but I will be working very hard to be back on stage as soon as I can.”
With that statement, Mick Jagger informed the world about the urgency of undergoing a heart valve replacement surgery, which in addition to the obvious risk, meant that the North American leg of the 2019 No Filter Tour–which was supposed to start on April 20–would be postponed indefinitely.
Stating the obvious, seeing The Rolling Stones live is an essential item on the bucket list of millions of people. The Stones are music’s living legends, with more than 50 years of career with dozens of classic songs such as (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction or Brown Sugar.
That’s why the news about a 75-year-old Mick Jagger having heart surgery turned on the alarms.
The scare was real, but fortunately very brief. Just two weeks after the surgery, Mick Jagger was already on his feet, having a public appearance at the New York’s Lincoln Center, while seeing his girlfriend–the ballerina Melanie Hamrick–perform a set scored by Rolling Stones songs.
A few days later, Mick was already posting videos on Instagram, dancing to the rhythm of The Wombats’ Techno Fanlikean energetic 25–year old.
The North American No Filter Tour will resume in Chicago with two shows at Soldier Field on June 21st and 25th and will culminate on August 31st at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. The tour will spawn four weeks and will consist of 17 dates in 15 cities including Ontario, Houston, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Denver, Seattle, Santa Clara, and Pasadena.
It’s estimated that the tour will host about 1.5 million attendees.
The No Filter Tour is the perfect opportunity to witness live renditions of absolute classics such as It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It), Paint It Black, You Can’t Always Get What You Want, Sympathy for the Devil or Jumpin’ Jack Flash, as well as legendary covers like Bob Dylan’s Like a Rolling Stone and even some fan-favorite rarities like Memory Hotel, which according to Jagger himself, are being rehearsed these days.
The tour will feature some special guests on some of the dates. Among them are St. Paul & The Broken Bones (Chicago), Whiskey Myers (Chicago), Gary Clark Jr. (Foxboro), The Wombats (MetLife Stadium), Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real (MetLife Stadium) and Juanes (Miami).
The tour is marked by a peculiar sponsor: Alliance for Lifetime Income, a D.C.-based nonprofit designed to boost awareness about retirement income options. The sponsor choice undoubtedly makes clear the exquisite and ironic sense of humor of the legendary Stones, who already in their mid-seventies, still don’t have any retirement plans.
And thanks to the rock gods for that. Everybody should be able to see The Rolling Stones live at least once.
Tickets are now available HERE Tickets previously sold will be honored in the new dates.
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