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Rolling Stones announce live shows in US

31.03.2015 From our online archive
Veteran British rockers the Rolling Stones on Tuesday announced a 15-date stadium tour of North America.

(AFP) Veteran British rockers the Rolling Stones on Tuesday announced a 15-date stadium tour of North America.

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts will kick off the Zip Code tour on May 24 in San Diego.

They will play cities including Atlanta, Dallas, Pittsburgh and Detroit before wrapping up on July 15 in Quebec. Tickets go on sale from April 20.

"People say, 'How come you’re still doing this?' but I can't believe I did this when I was 20," Jagger, 71, said in a promotional video released on the band's website.

"Back on the road and in my element -- that's how it feels," added Richards.

The Stones' live shows grossed 133 million euros last year and their live shows are consistently among the top earners in the music business.

The band played their first live shows in the US in 1964 but their history of touring in North America has not always been happy.

In 1977, Richards was arrested after heroin was found in his Toronto hotel room but escaped a prison sentence after admitting possession.

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