Rolling Stones will launch 2020 ‘No Filter’ tour in San Diego. Here are all the dates
The fabled English rock band will hit the road for the fourth consecutive year with the 2020 leg of its ‘No Filter’ tour, with stops in San Diego, Vancouver, Detroit and 13 other cities
The Rolling Stones will open their 2020 “No Filter” concert tour in San Diego with a May 8 concert at SDCCU Stadium, which was known as Qualcomm Stadium when the fabled English rock band last performed at the same Mission Valley venue in 1998.
The San Diego show is the only scheduled California date on the Stones’ upcoming 15-city North American tour. It will also include stadium shows in such cities as Vancouver, Nashville, Dallas, Detroit and Tampa before concluding July 9 at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. All of the dates and cities appear below, along with ticket information.
The tour was announced Thursday morning, although the band has been dropping playful hints on social media in recent days, including an eight-second clip of the Stones’ iconic tongue-and-lips logo. That clip, set to the band’s classic 1971 song, “Brown Sugar,” included a two-word message: “Feeling restless.”
Other visible hints have appeared in various cities, from a tongue-and-lips ice sculpture that appeared suddenly Monday morning in front of Minneapolis’ IDS Center to two brightly painted pairs of tongue-and-lips on a wall in Austin and a tongues-and-lip billboard in Detroit. The tongue-and-lips paintings in Austin are accompanied by the words “It’s just a kiss away,” which are from the lyrics to the band’s 1969 song, “Gimmie Shelter.”
“It’s always a pleasure to return to North America and play for some of biggest and best crowds in the world!,” said Stones singer Mick Jagger, in a statement released Thursday morning.
“We had the best time on the road last summer,” added guitarist Keith Richards, “and we are ready to do it again!”
This will mark the second consecutive year that the Stones tour North America. The 58-year-old band’s 2019 “No Filter” tour, which skipped San Diego, included a rousing Aug. 22 concert at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
Last year’s tour kick-off date was postponed from April 20 to June 21 after Jagger, the band’s seemingly indefatigable singer and front man, announced he had to undergo heart valve replacement surgery. Jagger, who celebrated his 76th birthday last July, bounced back quickly and his 2019 Rose Bowl performance found him dancing, twirling and gyrating to and fro for much of the concert.
The upcoming 2020 tour is an extension of the Stones’ “No Filter” tour, which began in 2017 in Europe and included additional legs in 2018 and 2019. Altogether, the three-year tour included 45 concerts, sold 2,290,871 tickets and grossed $415.6 million, according to Billboard magazine’s Boxscore tally. That made “No Filter” the eighth highest-grossing tour of all time. The fifth, incidentally, is the Stones’ 2005-2007 “A Bigger Bang” tour, which grossed $558 million and ranks as the third highest-earning tour ever.
The upcoming 2020 “No Filter” tour will mark the second time in the past five years that the Stones have kicked off a tour in San Diego.
The Stones also opened their 2015 “Zip Code” tour in San Diego. But that concert was at downtown’s Petco Park, the home of the San Diego Padres baseball team, not SDCCU Stadium, the now former-home of the San Diego Chargers football team.
This will mark the first time the Stones have performed at the Mission Valley venue since San Diego saxophonist Karl Denson became a touring member of the band in late 2014. More recently, the Stones have been working on a new studio album, but the Thursday morning announcement of the tour made no reference to any new recording or a release date.
Tickets for all 15 concerts on the 2020 “No Filter” tour will go on sale to the general public Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. local time. Ticket prices for the San Diego concert, which will be available through ticketmaster.com, range from $49.50 to $499.50 each, plus service charges.
A limited number of “exclusive VIP packages” will be available for all 15 concerts through rollingstones.com. As of this writing, the prices for those VIP packages have not yet been announced.
There will also be a pre-sale in all 15 cities for American Express card members and Rolling Stones fan club members. It begins Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. local time and concludes Feb. 13 at 10 p.m. local time.
A number of other online-only pre-sales will take place for the San Diego concert, which like the rest of the tour is being produced by AEG Presents’ Concerts West division. The San Diego pre-sales will be through the websites of AEG, Ticketmaster and various area radio stations, and will run from Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The pre-sale passwords are as follows: MISSYOU for SDCCU Stadium; RESCUE for AEG; EMOTIONAL for Ticketmaster; SHATTER for participating radio stations; and IHEART for participating IHEART radio stations.
Rolling Stones 2020 “No Filter” tour dates
May 8: San Diego, SDCCU Stadium
May 12: Vancouver, BC Place
May 16: Minneapolis, U.S. Bank Stadium
May 20: Nashville, Nissan Stadium
May 24: Austin, Circuit of The Americas
May 29: Dallas, Cotton Bowl Stadium
June 6: Buffalo, New Era Field
June 10: Detroit, Ford Field
June 14: Louisville, Cardinal Stadium
June 19: Cleveland, FirstEnergy Stadium
June 23: Pittsburgh, Heinz Field
June 27: St. Louis, The Dome at America’s Center
July 1: Charlotte, Bank of America Stadium
July 5: Tampa, Raymond James Stadium
July 9: Atlanta, Mercedes-Benz Stadium
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