Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood are the four members of the longest performing rock ‘n’ roll band in history: The Rolling Stones. This English band has produced timeless songs, created over 47 albums, and performed all over the world. Now, The Rolling Stones are creating lots of excitement as they prepare to come back to North America, once again, this summer.
They are calling this the Zip-Code Tour. Between May 24 and July 15 the band will go to 15 different cities to perform. The Stones will start in San Diego, and after traveling all across the country, they will end their tour in Quebec. Stops will include Ohio, Minnesota, New York, Indiana, North Carolina, Missouri, and many more.
“We are excited to be back in North America playing stadiums this summer,” Mick Jagger, lead singer and founder of The Rolling Stones, stated. “We are looking forward to being back on stage and playing your favorite songs,” he said.
Tickets will be on sale starting April 13. The last time that The Rolling Stones toured in the United States was in 2007, when they completed 147 shows over two years during their A Bigger Bang Tour.
The Stones’ most recent world tour ended in 2014. It covered Europe, Australia, Asia, and New Zealand, but not America. Unfortunately, due to the death of L’Wren Scott, Jagger’s girlfriend of 13 years, the tour was cancelled on March 17 and then rescheduled for a later date in October.
To celebrate the fact that the Rolling Stones are back in North America once again, the rock ‘n’ roll group will be reissuing one of their most famous albums, Sticky Fingers. This album, originally released in 1971, is widely regarded as one of the best Rolling Stones albums. The collection includes some of the band’s most praised songs, including, “Brown Sugar,” “Wild Horses,” “You Can’t Hear Me Knocking,” and “Moonlight Mile.”
The reissue will be digital as well as physical. Packages will range from a new recording with no extra features, to a deluxe edition box. This bundle includes additional CDs, recordings, DVDs, a poster, a cutout of the band, and a limited edition book about the making of the album.
This band, that became popular through identifying with the young counterculture in America in the 1960’s, has not yet grown old. The Rolling Stones were admitted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, and the UK Music Hall of Fame, in 2004. Aside from receiving these two honors, The Rolling Stones have received countless of other awards and recognition throughout the years that they have been performing.
The set that the band will be performing includes all of the old favorites. The songs are classic, but the staging is all new. With the addition of special effects and new technology, the show is sure to be unlike anything before. After eight years of being away, it is exciting to be able to say that the infamous Rolling Stones are finally back.
Opinion by Elly Blum
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