The Rolling Stones are going big for their only stop in Canada on the band's No Filter Tour, announcing a Canada Day weekend show an hour north of Toronto that organizers hope will attract nearly 70,000 fans. Produced by Republic Live, 'Canada Rocks with The Rolling Stones' will take place June 29 at the 600-acre Burl's Creek Event Grounds, located in Oro-Medonte.
"Having The Rolling Stones choose Burl’s Creek on the Canada Day weekend as the only Canadian stop on their tour is a truly humbling experience for us," said Eva Dunford, co-founder, Republic Live. "The Stones are the greatest rock and roll band in the world and this show will, without a doubt, put Burl’s Creek on the map as a world-class destination. ‘It’s Only Rock and Roll’ but, for us it’s history in the making at Burl’s Creek."
The No Filter tour launches in Miami on April 20 and will be making stops in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, New York and Chicago before heading north to Burl’s Creek for the Canada Day weekend. Tickets for the "Canada Rocks" show will go on sale Friday, Feb. 15 at 10AM EST.
Lisa Zechmeister, director of booking and development at Republic Live, added: "Through the continued support of the Simcoe and Oro-Medonte community, we have been able to develop Burl’s Creek into a world-class property capable of hosting rock and roll’s most prolific act. This show on the Canada Day weekend will no doubt be the hottest ticket in the country and we expect fans to travel from all over the world, as well as every province and territory to see the only Canadian show on this tour."