The Rolling Stones have added four additional arena dates on the U.K. and Irish leg of their current Licks world tour, with shows in Glasgow; London and Manchester, England; and Dublin. The new London
The Rolling Stones have added four additional arena dates on the U.K. and Irish leg of their current Licks world tour, with shows in Glasgow; London and Manchester, England; and Dublin. The new London show is a second date at Wembley Arena, that will come more than two weeks after the first. The Dublin show will be the band's first Irish gig since 1982.
The band's European tour begins on June 4 in Munich, presented by T-Mobile. The Stones will visit Italy, Austria, Spain, France, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, the Czech Republic, and Holland before arriving in the U.K. in August.
The new shows, for which tickets will go on sale on Friday (May 2), are at Glasgow SECC (Sept. 1), the Manchester Evening News Arena (Sept. 5), the Point in Dublin (Sept. 9), and Wembley Arena (Sept. 14). The extra dates bring the total number of concerts on the European leg to 38.
Opening acts for the newly added shows have not been announced. As previously reported, the Stones have tapped an eclectic list of artists to open their European shows, including AC/DC (Germany), the Pretenders (Germany), ZZ Top (Finland), the Cranberries (Germany, Italy), Counting Crows (Italy), Stereophonics (France), and Starsailor (England, the Netherlands).
Last month, the group was forced to cancel several Asian shows due to the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in the region. Another show in Bangkok was canceled when part of the band and its entire production crew was unable to travel due to mechanical failure of the Stones' tour plane. The band hopes to reschedule all of the shows.