The Rolling Stones Announce 2024 Tour
One of the planet’s most iconic rock bands is hitting the road once again.
Today, the Rolling Stones confirmed their 2024 tour which promises to be a high-energy affair with their signature blend of rock and roll, blues, and R&B with classics like "Satisfaction," "Paint It Black," and "Jumpin' Jack Flash," as well as newer songs from their most recent album.
Many fans started picking up clues over the last week trickling across social media about the whereabouts of the Rolling Stones' trek across North America since their last visit during their No Filter Tour came to our shores in both 2019 and 2021. Here are just a few of the clues that were dropped in anticipation of an announcement:
- A black and red banner featuring the band’s iconic hot lips logo appeared draping over Empower Field at Mile High.
- In Houston, sculptures showcasing the band’s logo appeared stating, “We Love Houston.”
- Eagle eyes spotted the Stones’ logo placed atop two Aston Martin race cars. Aston Martin's website had a message teasing “an exciting incoming announcement by the legendary rockers.”
- On Sunday, Nov. 19, a “We Miss You” message popped up on the scoreboard at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Elsewhere in Cleveland, band logos were projected on Terminal Tower and on billboards.
- Similar banners were spotted around BC Place in Vancouver.
These messages and hints come on the heels of the band releasing “Hackney Diamonds,” their first full-length LP since 2005.
Turns out that many of the hints were spot-on, and are included in the official tour announcement the band dropped this morning.
The complete list of venues the Rolling Stones will visit in 2024 include:
June 15, 2024: Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, OH
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Like you, we expect a run of unforgettable shows with the songs that have to come to define one of the greatest bands in history.
Rolling Stones Band Line-Up
The Rolling Stones emerged during the era of the British Invasion, introducing a raw, rebellious sound that stood in stark contrast to the polished image of The Beatles. The original lineup featured Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, and Ian Stewart. Their eponymous debut album in 1964 unveiled the Stones' signature blues-infused rock, signaling the advent of a musical revolution.
Over the years, the Stones weathered storms of change, witnessing Brian Jones' departure in 1969 and the arrival of Mick Taylor. In 1975, Ronnie Wood joined the ranks, solidifying the enduring partnership of Jagger and Richards. This resilient lineup propelled the Stones into the pantheon of rock gods.
Mick Jagger (Vocals):
- Born: July 26, 1943, in Dartford, Kent, England.
- Known for his charismatic stage presence and distinctive voice, Jagger's dynamic energy has been a driving force for the Stones.
Keith Richards (Guitar):
- Born: December 18, 1943, in Dartford, Kent, England.
- Revered for his soulful guitar playing and songwriting prowess, Richards is the rhythmic backbone of the band.
Charlie Watts (Drums):
- Born: June 2, 1941, in London, England. Died: August 24, 2021
- Renowned for his steady and unflappable drumming style, Watts was the heartbeat of the Stones since joining in 1963.
Ronnie Wood (Guitar):
- Born: June 1, 1947, in Hillingdon, London, England.
- A versatile guitarist, Wood brought a new dimension to the Stones' sound when he joined the band in 1975.
When The Rolling Stones embark on their 2024 tour, it will be with the classic lineup of Mick Jagger (1962-present) on lead vocals, Keith Richards (1962-present) on guitar and backing vocals, and Ronnie Wood (1975-present) on lead guitar, bass, backing vocals, and pedal steel.
It will be the first tour without longtime percussionist Charlie Watts who died in August 2021.
Richards lamented, “Ever since Charlie’s gone, it’s different. He’s number four. Of course, he’s missed incredibly.” The band is likely to tap Steve Jordan - a personal recommendation from Watts to take over behind the drum kit. Together, the two worked for decades on side projects. Prior to Watts’ passing, he helped the band record two tracks, “Live by the Sword” and “Mess it UP” on the “Hackney Diamonds.
Rolling Stones: A Journey Through the Epochs of Rock
The Rolling Stones, a name synonymous with rock 'n' roll, have been on an unparalleled musical journey for over five decades, shaping the landscape of live performances and leaving an indelible mark on the world of music. From the intimate Marquee Club in London in 1962 to the grandeur of arenas and stadiums worldwide, their evolution is a testament to their enduring influence and showmanship.
Pioneers of the Arena Show: Long before the era of mega-concerts and stadium tours became commonplace, the Rolling Stones were trailblazers, transforming the concert experience into a spectacle. Their early shows in small clubs paved the way for a seismic shift toward large-scale productions. The Stones embraced the challenge of not only filling arenas but also delivering a show that justified the ticket price, incorporating theatrics, sound innovations, and elaborate sets.
Watershed Tour 1969: The year 1969 marked a pivotal moment for the Stones as they embarked on a tour that redefined the concert experience. With venues like The Forum in Inglewood, California, the Stones introduced new equipment, including lighting rigs and advanced sound systems. This tour is credited with ushering in the era of arena rock, fundamentally changing the dynamics of live performances. The free concert at Altamont Speedway, though marred by chaos, remains a historic event that capped off this groundbreaking tour.
Exile on Main St. Tour 1972: Celebrating the release of their acclaimed album "Exile on Main St.," the Stones embarked on a high-energy tour showcasing their mastery of rock, blues, and soul. This tour highlighted their ability to seamlessly blend musical genres, captivating audiences with a dynamic and unforgettable performance.
Tour of the Americas 1975: Introducing a new lighting director and larger-than-life props, the 1975 Tour of the Americas brought Broadway-like extravagance to arena shows. The inclusion of gimmicks, tricks, and multiple stages set the stage for the Stones' future ventures into theatrical performances.
Tattoo You Tour 1981-82: Collaborating with Japanese designer Kazuhide Yamazari, this tour saw the Stones embracing larger stages with runways, setting the stage for the inclusion of massive video monitors in subsequent tours. It showcased their commitment to pushing the boundaries of stage design and visual spectacle.
Steel Wheels Tour 1989-1990: Marking their return to the stage after a three-year hiatus, the Steel Wheels Tour set new benchmarks for global touring. Performing across North America, Europe, and Japan, the tour's massive success, grossing over $300 million, solidified the Stones' status as one of the most lucrative live acts.
Voodoo Lounge Tour 1994-1995: The first tour without bassist Bill Wyman, the Voodoo Lounge Tour saw the Stones conquering stadiums and arenas across three continents. The tour's financial success, grossing over $300 million, underscored the band's unwavering appeal.
Bridges to Babylon Tour 1997-1998: Welcoming new bassist Darryl Jones, the Stones embarked on the Bridges to Babylon Tour, covering North America, Europe, and South America. The tour, grossing over $274 million, showcased the enduring chemistry and vitality of the band.
A Bigger Bang Tour 2005-2007: Before their upcoming 2024 tour, the A Bigger Bang Tour made history as the second-highest-grossing tour of all time, amassing over $558 million. Spanning North America, Europe, and Asia, the tour solidified the Stones' status as unparalleled live performers.
No Filter Tour 2019: Celebrating their 57th year as a band, the Stones embarked on the No Filter Tour, reaffirming their legendary status. Captivating audiences worldwide, the tour exemplified the band's enduring appeal and ability to deliver electrifying performances.
A Legacy Unmatched: As the Rolling Stones prepare for their next tour, the legacy of innovation, resilience, and unwavering commitment to their craft remains unparalleled. Through the decades, they have not only shaped the course of rock music but continue to embody the undying spirit of the genre. The upcoming tour promises not just a performance but a celebration of a legacy that transcends generations, ensuring that the Stones' influence on rock 'n' roll endures for years to come.