The U.S. dates, which were first reported by Billboard last month, will begin early next month on the West Coast, with announced markets including a stop at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, (date TBD, depending on NHL playoffs); May 5 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif.; May 8 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose; May 11 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas; May 15 at the Honda Center in Anaheim; May 25 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto; May 28 at the United Center in Chicago; June 12 at the TD North Garden in Boston; and June 18 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
As reported earlier, AEG Live will promote the North American shows. A source confirmed to Billboard that AEG Live has 18 shows to work with; only nine shows have been announced thus far, so multiples are a given. Essentially, the Stones are treating these shows as “destination” events, which — given the international appeal of the five 50th anniversary shows last December in London and the New York area — is an approach they can undertake with confidence.
A New York play is notably absent from this year’s route, but that metro market was covered in December with shows at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. At this point, though, it looks like Texas and the Southeastern U.S. will get no satisfaction, at least in this first part of the band’s “50 and Counting” tour. As always with the Stones, there could be more to come; for updates, exclusive content and other Stones goodness, fans should check out the Official Rolling Stones App Presented by Citi, a deal that, along with the presale with Citi, was brokered by New York City-based agency MAC Presents, on behalf of the Stones.
Rolling Stones North American Tour Dates: View Tickets
Early May Los Angeles Staples Center
May 5 Oakland Oracle Arena
May 8 San Jose HP Pavilion
May 11 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
May 15 Anaheim Honda Center
May 25 Toronto Air Canada Centre
May 28 Chicago United Center
June 12 Boston TD North Garden
June 18 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center