The Rolling Stones will embark on their North American stadium tour in 2024, with concerts scheduled for San Francisco and Los Angeles. Fans are eagerly anticipating their return to California while mourning the absence of drummer Charlie Watts, who passed away in 2021, per SF Gate.
Despite their decades-long careers, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Ronnie Wood show no signs of slowing down. Yet, without Watts' familiar presence at the drums, the upcoming tour sparks a sense of both nostalgia and grief among longtime supporters of the band.
The tour announcement follows the release of the Rolling Stones' 26th American studio album, "Hackney Diamonds," the first not featuring Watts. The headline track, "Angry," has received positive reviews, contributing to the band's enduring appeal. As the Telegraph's Neil McCormick suggests in his review, the single could be the Stones' best in 40 years.
The band's history with the San Francisco Bay Area has been mixed. To remember, they were at the headline of the disastrous Altamont Free Concert in 1969. More recent concerts, however, proved less controversial, despite issues with venue restrictions and regulations at Levi's Stadium that provoked a stern letter from the Stones' promoter, John Morrison.
Rather than deterring, the band plans for their tour to conclude at Levi's Stadium on July 17, 2024, following a performance at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. Ticket details are available at the Rolling Stones' official website.
Further tour dates include performances in Houston, Las Vegas, Seattle, East Rutherford, and Chicago. The tour not only emphasizes the Rolling Stones' significance in contemporary music but also prompts acknowledgment of the band's past, particularly their connection to California according to the Rolling Stones.
The news you have all been waiting for - the Rolling Stones are hitting the road again! We are thrilled to announce the Stones Tour 2024 Hackney Diamonds!— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) November 21, 2023
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