Stones announce US tour and Hyde Park show

The Rolling Stones are returning to London’s Hyde Park this summer for an outdoor concert on Saturday, July 6 to finish off a US tour in May and June.

The Rolling Stones are returning to London’s Hyde Park this summer for an outdoor concert on Saturday, July 6 to finish off a US tour in May and June.

The concert takes place almost 44 years to the day since the Stones first played Hyde Park, and will see Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood return to the stage, following the huge success of their ’50 and Counting’ shows last year.

Support comes from The Vaccines, The Temper Trap, Gary Clark Jr and King Charles, plus Palma Violets, Tribes, The Boxer Rebellion and more across three other stages.

A North American tour has also been announced today, for more information go to www.rollingstones.com.

Mick Jagger said: "We had such a great time playing the five concerts last year, we want to keep it going! Hyde Park holds such great memories for us and we can’t think of anywhere better to perform to our UK fans this summer."

Keith Richards added: "We all had such a ball last year, and the energy between the band is so good, we can’t wait to get back on that stage where the Stones belong."

Tickets for The Rolling Stones in Hyde Park go on sale at 9am on Friday, April 5 from www.bst-hydepark.com.

Barclaycard Unwind customers will be able to purchase tickets from 3pm Wednesday 3 April from www.barclaycardunwind.com.

The Stones will kick off their “50 AND COUNTING” tour in Los Angeles at the STAPLES Center and will be followed by performances in Oakland, San Jose, Las Vegas, Anaheim, Toronto, Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia.

“’50 AND COUNTING’ has been pretty amazing so far,” said Jagger. “We did a few shows in London and New York last year…and had such a good time that we thought 'let’s do some more. It’s a good show. Lots of the classic stuff everyone wants to hear - with a few little gems tucked in here and there. The stage is shaped like lips and goes off into the venue so I get to run around in the crowd. It’s great fun to be able to get that close to the audience."

"From day one at rehearsals it sounded so fresh. You could tell that everybody was dying to get their teeth into it. It was like 'open the gates - let us out!" said Richards.

"Cause man, it is the life and blood of us to play in front of people."

Tickets for Oakland, San Jose, Toronto and Chicago go on sale beginning Monday, April 8 at 10AM local time and will be available at www.rollingstones.com.

Rolling Stones North American Tour Dates:

Early May - Los Angeles, Staples Center

May 5 - Oakland, Oracle Arena

May 8 - San Jose, HP Pavilion

May 11 - Las Vegas, MGM Grand Garden Arena

May 15- Anaheim, Honda Center

May 25 - Toronto, Air Canada Centre

May 28 - Chicago, United Center

June 12 - Boston, TD North Garden

June 18 - Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center

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