The Rolling Stones announce first UK tour in five years

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 February 2018
The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones

Legendary rockers The Rolling Stones will embark on a five-date stadium tour this summer

The Rolling Stones have announced their first tour on home turf in five years.

The 'Satisfaction' hitmakers - Sir Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood - will rock stadiums in London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Cardiff this summer, as part of the second leg of their hugely popular 'No Filter Tour'.

The run includes two stops in the British capital at London Stadium on May 22, and Twickenham Stadium on June 19.

The last time the 'Paint It Black' stars were on UK waters was for their iconic performance on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival in 2013.

The legendary group - who released Grammy-winning covers record 'Blue & Lonesome' in 2016 - also sold out two unforgettable nights at London's Hyde Park, 44 years after they played the landmark location for free.

Guitarist Keith said: "It's such a joy to play with this band there's no stopping us, we're only just getting started really."

Frontman Jagger said: ''This part of the 'No Filter' tour is really special for the Stones. We are looking forward to getting back onstage in the summer and playing to fans in the UK and Ireland.

"It's always exhilarating going to cities we haven't played for quite a while and also some new venues for us like Old Trafford and The London Stadium.''

Drummer Charlie said: "The Stones audience is the glue that keeps us together. The best and most satisfying moment is when you are reaching the end of the show and they are all going nuts."

Bassist and rhythm guitarist Ronnie added: "When I look out at the sea of people when we play all I can see is smiles. It's heart-warming and I'm glad we make people happy. Music makes me happy, and it makes them happy ... its infectious."

Tickets for the shows, which are sponsored by Jeep, go on general sale on Friday (02.03.18)

The Rolling Stones 'No Filter' UK tour dates are as follows:

May 22, London: London Stadium

June 5, Manchester, Old Trafford Football Stadium

June 9, Edinburgh, BT Murrayfield Stadium

June 15, Cardiff, Principality Stadium

June 19, London, Twickenham Stadium

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