Rolling Stones Announce Itinerary, Extra Dates For Australasia Tour
The Rolling Stones’ rescheduled tour of Australia and New Zealand now has an itinerary, and an extra two shows.
The legendary British rockers will restart their trek Down Under with an Oct. 25 concert at the Adelaide Oval, and they'll wrap things up Nov. 22 at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.
The new nine-date "14 On Fire" run will include additional concerts at Perth Arena (Nov. 1) and at the Hope Estate winery in the Hunter Valley (Nov. 15). Ticket sales information can be found at www.frontiertouring.com/rollingstones.
Organizers also announced Aussie rock icon Jimmy Barnes would take a support slot for the Adelaide show and veteran rock group the Hunters & Collectors will open at the Auckland show, with further “special guests” to be announced shortly for the Hanging Rock and Hunter Valley concerts.
The Stones had planned to tour these parts in March and April, but the seven dates were nixed following the death of L’Wren Scott, the partner of frontman Mick Jagger. The band and multiple parties involved in staging that tour could be out of pocket by as much as $10 million, industry sources tell Billboard.
Australian promoter Michael Gudinski, whose Frontier Touring is presenting the band Down Under with AEG Live, had earlier told Billboard that talks were underway to bring the band back in October/November.
Tickets for those original shows will remain valid for the new gigs, and their location within the venue will remain unchanged.
The upcoming Stones visit will be their seventh of these parts. The iconic group first toured Australia in January/February 1965, and they returned for more dates the following year. They treked just once in following two decades -- a nine-date Australasian run in 1973. The “Voodoo Lounge” tour swung through in 1995, the “Licks” tour came in 2003 and their most recent trek, “A Bigger Bang,” played four shows in Australia and New Zealand back in 2006.
The Rolling Stones’ 2014 Australian and New Zealand “14 On Fire” Tour:
Oct. 25 - Adelaide Oval
Oct. 29 - Perth Arena
Nov. 1 - Perth Arena
Nov. 5 - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Nov. 8 - Hanging Rock, Macedon
Nov. 12 - Sydney Allphones Arena
Nov. 15 - Hope Estate, Hunter Valley
Nov.18 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Nov. 22 - Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland