Rolling Stones announce 2017 ‘Stones – No Filter’ tour of Europe

May 9, 2017
by Carla Hay
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones backstage at Ciudad Deportiva in Havana, Cuba, on March 25, 2016. Pictured from left to right: Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards (Photo by Dave J Hogan)

The Rolling Stones have announced the Stones – No Filter stadium tour, which will go to several cities in Europe in September and October 2017. Concerts West is producing the tour, which is sponsored by Jeep. (See the tour dates at the end of this article.) Lead singer Mick Jagger, guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and guitarist Ronnie Wood will once again head out on the road in what is expected to be one of the highest-grossing concert tours of the year. Ticket information for the tour is to be announced.

According to a Rolling Stones press release, the Stones’ set list for the No Filter tour will include classic hits such as  “Gimme Shelter,” “Paint It Black,” Jumpin Jack Flash,” “Tumbling Dice” and “Brown Sugar,” but “they will also include a couple of unexpected tracks each night and randomly selected surprises from their formidable arsenal of songs. For all of the European ‘No Filter’ shows listed below the Stones will be unveiling a spectacular new production and state of the art stage design.”

The Paris shows on the tour will be the first two concerts at the brand-new U Arena.

In a statement, Jagger commented on the Stones – No Filter tour, “I’m so excited to be touring Europe this Autumn and returning to some familiar places and some we’ve never done before.”

Richards added, “Hey Guys, here we come. See you there!”

The year 2016 was a busy one for the Rolling Stones.  They began the year by doing a tour of Latin America that culminated in March with a historical concert in Havana, Cuba. The tour is the subject of the 2016 documentary film “Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip across South America” (directed by Paul Dugdale), which had a limited release in cinemas and was televised in the U.S. on Starz. Eagle Rock Entertainment will release the movie on DVD/Blu-ray on May 26, 2017.  The Havana concert was the subject of the documentary “Havana Moon” (also directed by Dugdale), which had a limited release in cinemas and became available on home video in 2016.

At the end of 2016, the Rolling Stones also released an album of blues cover songs called “Blue & Lonesome,” which was recorded in only three days. In addition, Wood and Jagger became fathers again: Wood and his wife, Sally, welcomed twin daughters Gracie and Alice on May 30, 2016. Jagger and his girlfriend Melanie Hamrick welcomed son Deveraux Octavian Basil on December 8, 2016.

The band also launched a traveling Rolling Stones museum called “Exhibitionism,” which was in London from April to September 2016 and then moved to New York from November 2016 to March 2017. “Exhibitionism” went to Chicago in April 2017 and is expected to go to Sydney sometime in 2018.

Here are the announced dates for the Stones – No Filter tour:

September 8, 2017: Hamburg, Germany — Stadtpark
September 12, 2017: Munich, Germany — Olympic Stadium
September 16, 2017: Spielberg, Austria — Spielberg at Red Bull Ring
September 20, 2017: Zurich, Switzerland — Letzigrund Stadium
September 23, 2017: Lucca, Italy — Lucca Summer Festival-City Walls
September 27, 2017: Barcelona, Spain — Olympic Stadium
September 30, 2017: Amsterdam, Holland — Amsterdam Arena
October 2, 2017: Copenhagen, Denmark — Parken Stadium*
October 9, 2017: Dusseldorf, Germany — Esprit Arena*
October 12, 2017: Stockholm, Sweden — Friends Arena*
October 15, 2017: Arnhem, Holland — GelreDome*
October 19, 2017: Paris, France — U Arena*
October 22, 2017: Paris, France — U Arena*

*The Rolling Stones concerts in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Dusseldorf, Stockholm, Arnhem and Paris will be under cover with a roof facility at each stadium.

February 26, 2018 UPDATE: 

The Rolling Stones have announced more European dates for their Stones – No Filter tour: 

May 17, 2018: Dublin, Ireland — Croke Park
May 22, 2018: London, England — London Stadium
June 5, 2018: Manchester, England — Old Trafford Football Stadium
June 9, 2018: Edinburgh, Scotland — BT Murrayfield Stadium
June 15, 2018: Cardiff, Wales — Principality Stadium
June 19, 2018: London, England— Twickenham Stadium
June 22, 2018: Berlin, Germany — Olympic Stadium
June 26, 2018: Marseille, France — Orange Velodrome
June 30, 2018: Stuttgart, Germany — Mercedes-Benz Arena
July 4, 2018: Prague, Czech Republic— Letnany Airport
July 8, 2018: Warsaw, Poland — National Stadium

U.K., Berlin, Stuttgart and Warsaw shows go on sale on March 2, 2018.

Prague show goes on sale on March 9, 2018.

Marseille show goes on sale on March 16, 2018.

Dublin show goes on sale on March 23, 2018.

A limited number of VIP packages will be available for purchase. Package offerings can include an amazing selection of tickets – including tickets in the ultra-exclusive No Filter Pit – limited-edition lithographs, custom VIP merchandise, and much more. Fans can also enjoy a variety of travel packages that will be available in all cities.

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