Who said anything about hanging it up?
After conquering the heartland with their massive North American Zip Code stadium tour, the Rolling Stones will head to Latin America for the first time in a decade. The America Latina Olé stadium tour begins in Santiago on Feb. 3 and will make stops in Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Rio De Janeiro, São Paulo, Porto Alegre, Lima, Bogotá, and wrapping March 14 in Mexico City.
Zip Code, which took the bands to stadiums in rarely-played markets across North America, was an unqualified blockbuster and one of the biggest tours of the year, grossing $109,714,026 at the box office from 628,733 tickets sold to 14 shows reported to Billboard Boxscore. Since reuniting for their 50th anniversary shows in late 2012, the Stones have been on a ferocious roll, with two runs through America (50 & Counting in 2013 and Zip Code), and trips across Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim (’14 On Fire). In this period the Stones have churned out some $400 million in box office, selling 2.5 million tickets to 57 shows, according to Boxscore, primarily in arenas and stadiums interspersed with the odd festival appearance.
The top of the Boxscore charts is a familiar place for the Rolling Stones; dating back to the late 1980s when Billboard began tracking tour data, the Stones were the highest-grossing act of the year six times, including 1989 (Steel Wheels), 1995 (Bridges To Babylon), 1998 and ’99 (Voodoo Lounge), 2003 (Licks), and 2006 (Bigger Bang), a feat equaled only by U2 (also currently on tour). Since Steel Wheels, the Rolling Stones have topped all touring artists, taking in well over $2 billion on the road, moving more than 20 million tickets to more than 600 shows, according to Boxscore.
Tickets for America Latina Olé will go on sale beginning Nov. 9, with info at rollingstones.com. According to the announcement, the stage will have a new look, customized especially for the Latin American fans. As has been the case since 2013, AEG Live’s Concerts West division, headed by co-presidents Paul Gongaware and John Meglen, is the promoter of the America Latina Olé tour. Following the tour, The Rolling Stones will launch their first ever exhibition, "Exhibitionism," at London's Saatchi Gallery.
The Rolling Stones America Latina Olé Tour Dates
Feb 3: Santiago, Chile (Estadio Nacional)
Feb 7: Buenos Aires, Argentina (Estadio Único Ciudad de La Plata)
Feb 10: Buenos Aires, Argentina (Estadio Único Ciudad de La Plata)
Feb 13: Buenos Aires, Argentina (Estadio Único Ciudad de La Plata)
Feb 16: Montevideo, Uruguay (Estadio Centenario)
Feb 20: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Estádio Maracanã)
Feb 24: São Paulo, Brazil (Estádio do Morumbi)
Feb 27: São Paulo, Brazil (Estádio do Morumbi)
March 2: Porto Alegre, Brazil (Estádio Beira-Rio)
March 6: Lima, Peru (Estadio Monumental)
March 10: Bogotá, Colombia (Estadio El Campín)
March 14: Mexico City, Mexico (Foro Sol)