The Rolling Stones Will Start it Up in Tampa for Fall Tour
The last time the “No Filter” tour stopped in Florida, it was 2019 and Jacksonville & Miami were on the first leg of the American tour. At Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Hurricane Dorian was nipping at the heels of Rolling Stones to the point of moving the show a day ahead of schedule so that fans would not have to be disappointed by a cancelled show. Little did anyone know that the tour would be stopped by a pandemic in 2020. The Stones are a force of their own, they won’t be stopped and the “No Filter” tour is back with rescheduled and new dates for the fall tour.
The Suncoast area is lucky to get a date at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium on October 29th! Mainly a stadium tour with one exception, they are playing the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on October 13th. A first for the Stones, they were to play Jazzfest in 2019 but it was postponed because Mick had to have heart surgery and then the festival was cancelled in 2020. Everyone plays Jazzfest at some time or another, so it is finally the Stones turn to play the famed New Orleans festival!
Newly added Los Angeles and Las Vegas shows will commence with tickets sales starting July 28th. All rescheduled shows are on sale now and honoring previously purchased tickets. The original date for the Raymond James Stadium show was July 5th, 2020, which was postponed early on last year. Ticket holders have been patiently waiting for rescheduling and got a big surprise when announcement was made this week.
This will be the fifth show the Stones have played in Tampa since 1989, from the old Tampa Stadium to the Ice Palace, which is currently the Amalie Arena, home of the back-to-back Stanley Cup winning Tampa Bay Lightning. For some Stones trivia, the first show the band played in Florida was on May 6th, 1965 at the Jack Russell Stadium in Clearwater, spring training home of the Phillies. The stadium held 4,700 seats at that time. Rock lore goes that Keith Richards wrote the guitar riff and the line ( I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction at the Fort Harrison hotel in downtown Clearwater during that tour.
The Rolling Stones put on a great big rock & roll extravaganza with all the bells and whistles but the best thing about a Stones show is the music & Mick, Keith, Ron and Charlie still bringing it after all these years! The world’s greatest rock and roll band! Check out the Rolling Stones website for all show and ticket info.
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