Rolling Stones Flesh Out Summer Tour Plans
As expected, the Rolling Stones will make up their lost dates from Europe last summer ... and then some.As expected, the Rolling Stones will make up their lost dates from Europe last summer ... and then some.
In a live cybercast on the band's Web site, Mick Jagger revealed today (March 22) that the Stones will play 27 more European dates as part of the Bigger Bang tour, beginning June 5 at Werchter Park in Werchter, Belgium.
The Stones will also headline their very first U.K. festival, the Isle of Wight Festival, on June 10 as well as playing St. Petersburg, Russia, and shows in Serbia and Ukraine for the first time ever.
A Bigger Bang will visit Ireland, Holland, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Russia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Norway, Portugal and the Ukraine before wrapping at the new O2 Arena in London on Aug. 21.
A Bigger Bang is already the top-grossing tour in history, having raked in about $437 million worldwide. The new dates will easily take the tally to more than $500 million.
During the cybercast, Jagger revealed that a four-DVD live set from A Bigger Bang will be released in May or June, featuring performances from Austin, Texas, Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, and other cities. That's in addition to the Martin Scorcese-directed concert film shot last fall at the Beacon Theatre in New York.
Asked about ongoing speculation that the band would stop touring, Jagger says, "Here we are, touring again."
These dates, like all Stones tours since 1989, will be produced by Michael Cohl of CPI International.