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Start Them Up! Rolling Stones Announce 2019 Tour Dates

The band members are all in their 70s, but no one seems to have any plans for retirement any time soon

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The Rolling Stones will be touring the United States in 2019.

The British rock band — one of the most iconic bands of all time — will be performing 13 shows as part of their “No Filter” tour.

The American tour will begin on April 20 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, and end on June 21 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.

Tickets for the tour go on sale on November 30 and they’ll no doubt be sold out incredibly quickly, considering the continued popularity of the Stones and their scaled-back touring schedules, now that each band member is rocking through his 70s.

Those signed up for the band’s mailing list at its official website will have an opportunity to preorder tickets on November 28.

“It’s a thrill when we play stadiums in the states. The energy is always amazing,” lead singer Mick Jagger said in a public statement.

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Guitarist Keith Richards said, “I’ve always loved playing the states. It’s a great crowd.”

This is the first Rolling Stones tour within the United States since 2015.

The group played played a couple of Vegas gigs and private shows since then.

Other states the Stones will visit in their new tour include Texas, Colorado, Arizona, California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and more.

Though they’re still releasing original material — their last album was released in 2016 — the Stones are known to embrace their vault of hits during their shows, songs that include “Satisfaction,” “Gimme Shelter,” “Sympathy for the Devil,” and many more.

Jagger has said that despite the age of the band members, there are no plans to slow down any time soon.

“I’m thinking about what the next tour is,” he told Rolling Stone in 2015.

“I’m not thinking about retirement.”

Jagger is now 75, Keith Richards is 74, Ronnie Wood (guitarist) is 71, and Charlie Watts (drummer) is 77.

The Rolling Stones have remained extremely popular over the years, though some band members have gotten political under President Donald Trump.

Keith Richards told the BBC earlier this year that America needs to “get rid” of the president.

Richards recalled how his band and Trump once had a disagreement when the now-president was involved in one of their shows.

Trump’s name was front-and-center and Richards didn’t like that.

“We never have much to do with promoters usually, but this one got me,” the guitarist went on to say.

“That was the last time I got angry — I pulled out my trusty blade, stuck it in the table and said, ‘You’ve got to get rid of this man.’”

The guitarist added, “Now America has to get rid of him. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.”

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