The Rolling Stones Tour: Dates, Venues, and More
Believe it or not, the Rolling Stones are still together and still touring. Even though the trio of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Ronnie Wood are all in their 70s, there is a Rolling Stones tour scheduled this fall called the No Filter Tour. Obviously, hardcore fans have surely seen the band perform many times before. But with the members in their 70s, you never know when their current tour could end up being their last one, which is why it’s best to get the Rolling Stone tickets while you still can. Just in case this is your last chance to see one of the greatest rock bands of all time, let’s take a closer look at everything you need to know about the Rolling Stones No Filter Tour.
Long and Winding Road
Officially, the No Filter Tour began in the fall of 2017. The Rolling Stones were in Europe in 2017 and 2018 before the tour came to the United States during the summer of 2019. Originally, there were shows scheduled for 2020, when the No Filter Tour was set to end. However, the COVID-19 pandemic had to put everything on hold. But by the fall of 2021, the Rolling Stones were ready to head back onto the road and finish the tour. The final leg of the tour actually kicked off with a private show at Gillette Stadium for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and a few close friends. But a few days later, the Rolling Stones started the final leg for real in St. Louis with a dozen shows to follow.
Stops Along the Way
It may seem obvious, but the Rolling Stones are only hitting big venues in major cities during the final leg of their No Filter Tour. In fact, the venues are almost exclusively football stadiums with a massive capacity, including two shows at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. Other stops include Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, and the new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The cities of Atlanta and Detroit can also expect the Rolling Stones to drop by in November. Of course, as you might expect for such an old band, the tour dates are spaced a few days apart, which remains there is no rhyme or reason to how the Rolling Stones are crisscrossing the country on this tour.
The Final Show
The No Filter Tour comes to its official end on November 20 in Austin. Ironically, this will be the only show on the final leg of the tour that isn’t behind held in a current or former football stadium. Instead, the Rolling Stones will wrap up their tour at Circuit of the Americas, a motor racing track. It will surely be a slight change of pace for the band. However, Circuit of the Americas has a capacity of 120,000 fans, which shouldn’t bother them after all of the massive venues they’ve played over the years.
Dedicated to Charlie
For the Rolling Stones, this tour is bittersweet because it’s the first time the band is performing since the passing of longtime drummer Charlie Watts in August 2021. On the opening night of the tour, Jagger thanked fans for the outpouring of support they received when Watts passed away. He then dedicated the tour to Charlie, who had been with the band since 1963. Steve Jordan, a longtime associate of the band, is serving as the drummer during the No Filter tour. Jordan has been involved in a side project with Richards for many years in addition to stints in the John Mayer Trio, the Saturday Night Live Band, and Late Night with David Letterman.
Breaking Out the New Stuff
Most fans go to a Rolling Stones concert expecting to hear nothing but the band’s classics. But it wouldn’t be the Rolling Stones if they didn’t have a few tricks up their sleeve and wanted to surprise the audience. That’s why fans who attend the No Filter tour will be treated to the group’s newest song: “Living in a Ghost Town,” which was released in 2020. Released in 2020, the song is the first new material the Stones have released in nearly a decade. “Living in a Ghost Town” is a little different in its sound from the band’s classic hits, although it’s received positive reviews from fans and critics. The Rolling Stones like to slip it into the middle of the set, sometimes right after “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” which is one of their timeless hits.
Even if you’re not interested in the band’s new stuff, fans of the Rolling Stones won’t go home disappointed. The rest of the setlist is vintage Stones. The shows are opening with “Street Fighting Man,” followed by “It’s Only Rock ’N’ Roll (but I Like it).” The bad also likes to mix in songs like “Midnight Rambler” and “Paint It Black,” as well as “Sympathy for the Devil.” Naturally, they like to save the best for last, as the Rolling Stones are using “Gimme Shelter” and “Satisfaction” as their encore songs on the final leg of their No Filter Tour.