It seemed like it was going to take forever, but it finally happened: The Rolling Stones announced Tuesday morning that they will be playing Comerica Park in Detroit this summer on July 8.
Though there was never really any doubt that the Rolling Stones would be making their way to Detroit this year, many fans began to worry and speculate over what the hold up was for nearly a month in a delayed announcement. It all began earlier in March when massive billboards started popping up all over metro Detroit and within the downtown area that featured the classic mouth and tongue cartoon logo that has symbolized the Rolling Stones for decades. Underneath the logo was a series of sayings, including "Start Me Up," "Tastes So Good," and "You Get What You Need" -- all of which are classic lyrics from many of the Rolling Stones' greatest hits throughout their storied career.
There was also just one word at the bottom of the signs: "Thursday."
Well, plenty of Thursdays had come and gone, and many fans of the band were left wondering why any major announcement wasn't made, especially since rumor had run rampant that the group, which is one of the biggest bands in the world, was planning a massive stadium tour. Eventually, the billboards went away, but now the message is finally official. Detroit fans will get their long-awaited stadium tour from the world's top rock 'n' roll band.
The "Zip Code Tour" will play a number of major stadiums all across the country, 15 cities in all, and will kick off in San Diego on May 24 at Petco Park. After the West Coast, the Rolling Stones will take the tour across the Untied States, with stops in the Midwest and South, including Columbus, Dallas, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee (at the city's annual "Summerfest"), Nashville, Kansas City, Raleigh, and Indianapolis. After playing Indy, the band will head to Detroit to play on July 8 at the back end of the tour. The final American tour date will be in Buffalo just three days after Detroit, after which the group plays at Le Festival D’Été de Québec on July 15.
The Rolling Stones haven't played a full stadium tour since their massive "A Bigger Bang Tour" back in 2006, the same year that the group played in one of the biggest stadium settings ever -- the Super Bowl. For their last "50 & Counting Tour" in 2012 and 2013, they opted to play in regular arenas and venues.
On May 20, the band will release a remastered version of their 1971 hit record, Sticky Fingers, which is part of the reason the group is headed out on tour now. Frontman Mick Jagger said in today's press release that the group was planning on playing many of their hit songs on this tour.
“We are excited to be back in North America playing stadiums this summer! We are looking forward to being back on stage and playing your favorite songs,” Jagger said.
Tickets go on sale April 13.
The Rolling Stones’ Zip Code Tour
May 24: San Diego, Calif. @ Petco Park
May 30: Columbus, Ohio @ Ohio Stadium
June 3: Minneapolis, Minn. @ TCF Bank Stadium
June 6: - Dallas, Texas @ AT&T Stadium
June 9: Atlanta, Ga. @ Bobby Dodd Stadium
June 12: Orlando, Fla. @ Orlando Citrus Bowl
June 17: Nashville, Tenn. @ LP Field
June 20: Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Heinz Field
June 23: Milwaukee, Wisc. @ Summerfest / Marcus Amphitheater
June 27: Kansas City, Mo. @ Arrowhead Stadium
July 1: Raleigh, N.C. @ Carter-Finley Stadium
July 4: Indianapolis, Ind. @ Indianapolis Motor Speedway
July 8: Detroit @ Comerica Park
July 11: Buffalo, N.Y. @ Ralph Wilson Stadium
July 15: Quebec, Q.C. @ Le Festival D’Été de Québec
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