Tuesday, 27 February

'Hackney Diamonds': The Rolling Stones to tour North America after new album

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The Rolling Stones topped the album charts for the 14th time with Hackney Diamonds last month. Pic: Kevin Mazur/Official Charts

The Rolling Stones have announced a tour through North America next year off the back of their new album.

After the legendary rock band released Hackney Diamonds in October, they announced they will be playing on the other side of the Atlantic from 28 April to 17 July in 2024.

The tour will kick off in the US, at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, and wrap up at the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

Stops for The Rolling Stones also include the New Orleans Jazz Fest in Louisiana and Glendale's State Farm Stadium in Arizona.

Canadians will also be able to see the veteran rockers play at the BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia.

A fan presale for tickets starts on 29 November, while general onsale tickets go live on 1 December.

At the end of last month, The Rolling Stones topped the album charts for the 14th time with Hackney Diamonds.

It marked their first collection of new material in 18 years, after 2005's A Bigger Bang.

It was also the first album for Mick JaggerRonnie Wood and Keith Richards without drummer Charlie Watts, who died in 2021.

Counting reissues, greatest hits and live albums, the band now stands alongside Robbie Williams with a total of 14 number-one albums - just behind The Beatles with 16.

Speaking ahead of the albums release at an event in Hackney, hosted by comedian Jimmy Fallon, Sir Mick shared his excitement about the record.

"I don't want to be big-headed but we wouldn't have put this album out if we hadn't really liked it," he told the audience.

"We said we had to make a record we really love ourselves. We are quite pleased with it, we are not big-headed about it, but we hope you all like it."

Source: news.sky.com