On Monday, The Rolling Stones announced their highly hinted-at 13-date 2019 U.S. stadium tour. In addition to the announced dates, the rumor mill has been buzzing about the Rolling Stones making an appearance at next year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. With the festival adding an extra day in 2019, many have speculated that the Stones will hit New Orleans on the annual festival’s second Thursday (May 2nd). As of now, no announcement has been made by the band or the festival to confirm this widely-held hunch. Or has it?
Shortly after yesterday’s tour announcement, Mick Jagger posted a Facebook video in which he mentions all of the cities on the upcoming tour by name. However, there’s a city that Mick Jagger mentions at the 20-second mark of the video that’s not on The Rolling Stones official tour announce. You can hear Jagger sing “…Miami, Florida—Jacksonville and Houston—New Orleans and Glendale …”
You heard that right…New Orleans! Listen to Mick Jagger’s potential Rolling Stones Jazz Fest leak below:
Did Mick Jagger Spill The Beans About Jazz Fest?
[Video: Mick Jagger]
The Stones will kick off their upcoming tour at Miami Gardens, FL’s Hard Rock Stadium on April 20th, 2019, followed by a second Florida performance at Jacksonville’s TIAA Bank Field on April 24th. The band will then head west, with stops at Houston, TX’s NRG Stadium (4/28); Glendale, AZ’s State Farm Stadium (5/7); Pasadena, CA’s Rose Bowl (5/11); Santa Clara, CA’s Levi’s Stadium (5/18); Seattle, WA’s CenturyLink Field (5/22); and Denver, CO’s Broncos Stadium at Mile High (5/26).
The Rolling Stones will then head back east with performances at Washington, D.C.’s FedExField on May 31st; Philadelphia, PA’s Lincoln Financial Field on June 4th; Foxboro, MA’s Gillette Stadium on June 8th; and East Rutherford, NJ’s MetLife Stadium on June 13th. As of press time, The Rolling Stones will wrap up their “No Filter” tour with a performance at Chicago, IL’s Soldier Field on June 21st.
The Rolling Stones’ upcoming tour will mark the band’s first extended run of shows in the U.S. since 2015’s “Zip Code” tour, though they played Desert Trip in Indio, California, two Las Vegas arena gigs, and two private shows in 2016.
As Mick Jagger noted in a statement, “It’s a thrill when we play stadiums in the States, the energy is always amazing!” Keith Richards added, “I’ve always loved playing the states. It’s a great crowd.”
There will be a special fan pre-sale on Wednesday, November 28th at 10 a.m. local time here. Fans who would like access to the pre-sale need to enter their information here by 9 a.m. (EST) on Tuesday, November 27th, and will be emailed a code the day before the pre-sale begins.
Tickets go on sale to the general public next Friday, November 30th at 10:00 a.m. local time. For more information on ticketing and The Rolling Stones’ upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website here.
As for confirmation of The Rolling Stones at Jazz Fest, we’ll have to wait for the festival’s official lineup announcement next month.
Rolling Stones No Filter U.S. Tour:
April 20th, 2019 – Miami Gardens, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
April 24th – Jacksonville, FL @ TIAA Bank Field
April 28th – Houston, TX@ NRG Stadium
May 7th – Glendale, AZ @ State Farm Stadium
May 11th – Pasadena, CA @ The Rose Bowl
May 18th – Santa Clara, CA @ Levi’s Stadium
May 22nd – Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field
May 26th – Denver, CO @ Broncos Stadium at Mile High
May 31st – Washington, D.C. @ FedExField
June 4th – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
June 8th – Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium
June 13th – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
June 21st – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field