The Rolling Stones today announced a nine-city U.S. tour that includes four shows in California and zip around here, unless you count Toronto.
The Stones will play Air Canada Centre in Toronto on May 25. They’ll close the tour in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center on June 18.
The itinerary includes big gaps between shows, which means extra shows will be added in those markets. So, area Stones fans will have to travel to see them on what will presumably be their last tour. Though Cleveland’s Rock Hall will open a huge exhibit on the Stones in May, they’re skipping that city.
The city itinerary: Early May in Los Angeles (date TBA); May 5, Oakland; May 8, San Jose; May 11, Las Vegas; May 15; Anaheim, Calif. May 25, Toronto; May 28, Chicago; June 12, Boston; June 18, Philadelphia.
The Chicago, Toronto and two California shows go on sale Monday at www.rollingstones.com. Other on-sale dates will be announced later.
Prices weren’t announced, but the Chicago Tribune’s Greg Kot said they’ll be $85, $150, $250, $450 and $600 for the United Center show in Chicago.
War and Tower of Power will team up May 11 at Cleveland’s Public Hall for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s 10th annual It’s Only Rock and Roll Spring Benefit. Tickets are $20, available at www.rockhall.com.
Reminder: Filmmaker John Waters will present his “This Filthy World” show on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at Edinboro University’s Louis C. Cole Auditorium. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at http://edinborotickets.com. An Andy Flatley poster of the event will be available for sale; Waters will sign those after his show.
Taylor Swift invited Pat Monahan of Erie (and Train) on stage as a special guest during her New Jersey concert last week. They did Train’s “Drive-By” together.