The band did not announce a tour as expected
#SatisfactionThursday came and went on March 19th with no big tour announcement from The Rolling Stones, leaving fans unsatisfied and confused. An earlier report indicated that a tour announcement was scheduled to be made on Thursday as electronic billboards containing Stones’ song lyrics began appearing in various cities across the country — something the band did to tease their 2013 North American tour stops — as well as social media teasers.
The Journal Sentinel in Milwaukee — a city where one of the billboards appeared last week — has reached out to the band’s publicity firm about the tour in which a spokesperson replied, “There is no announcement scheduled at this time. When we have information [we] will of course let you know.”
Nashville’s WKRN-TV reports that the Stones will play LP Field in mid to late June and that a scheduled press conference that was set for at 11 am on Thursday (March 19th) has been rescheduled for a later date.
A source familiar with the situation tells the station, “The local show will proceed, but the announcement of the national tour has been postponed.”
The source also indicated that “contracts have been signed” but an issue with the promoter’s ticketing system has been the cause of the delay.
The Star Tribune in Minneapolis — another billboard city — reports that the announcement could come on March 31st instead.
The tour is rumored to start May 24th at San Diego’s Petco Park and hit about 14 cities. The LP Field show will be the first time the Stones have played Nashville since they played the then-Gaylord Entertainment Center (now Bridgestone Arena) in November 2002. Nashville’s LP Field and Minneapolis’ TCF Bank Stadium are expected to be on the list of outdoor venues for the tour.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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