The Rolling Stones have rolled out the rescheduled dates for their “No Filter” North American leg. The Stones were forced to postpone their spring stadium shows after it was announced that Mick Jagger would be undergoing heart valve replacement surgery. The revamped 17-show trek begins with two nights at Chicago's Soldier Field on June 21st and 25th, and winds down on August 31st at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium.
As a bonus for fans that missed the band's planned appearance at the New Orleans Jazz Fest, the Stones have tagged on a July 14th concert at New Orleans' Mercedes-Benz Superdome, with tickets going on sale to the general public on May 31st at 10 a.m. local time.
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards explained that the setlists to their concerts usually are decided by Jagger, and that there's no great message in each show's sequencing: “(Richards): Michael, he comes up with the setlists, because he's gotta sing 'em, y'know? Unless I say suddenly, 'Hey Mick, you've got 10 songs in the same key,' I don't interfere, so we make it up — the man's gotta sing 'em, y'know? (Jagger:) You pick the one you think is best for the night, really. I wasn't thinking, 'God, this is a metaphor. . .' (Richards): It might be a sore throat.”