Update: Stones Expanding 'Bigger Bang' Tour
The Rolling Stones announced 15 new dates for their A Bigger Bang world tour today (Aug. 24) through a special deal with Yahoo!. Visitors to Yahoo.com were the first to find out about new internationaThe Rolling Stones announced 15 new dates for their A Bigger Bang world tour today (Aug. 24) through a special deal with Yahoo!. Visitors to Yahoo.com were the first to find out about new international stops and can take part in a pre-sale for eight of the new dates in North America.
The tour has 2005 dates on tap through Dec. 3 in Memphis, and will pick back up again Jan. 10 in Montreal. Newly confirmed stops include Jan. 13 in Boston, Jan. 18 at New York's Madison Square Garden, Jan. 23 and 25 in Chicago, Jan. 27 in St. Louis, Jan. 29 in Omaha, Neb., Feb. 1 in Baltimore and March 9 in Little Rock, Ark.
The Stones have also added such artists as Alanis Morissette, Trey Anastasio, Wilco, Jason Mraz and Merle Haggard to their list of North American support acts.
Among the first wave of international confirmations are shows on Feb. 11 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Feb. 18 in Rio De Janeiro.
Yahoo! users can access concert footage from the tour's opening night on Sunday at Fenway Park in Boston and an exclusive audio stream of the new track "It Won't Take Long."
That cut will be found on the Stones' new album, also titled "A Bigger Bang," due Sept. 6 via Virgin. The group's tour continues Friday in Hartford, Conn.