Friday, April 3, 2015

The Rolling Stones - Zip Code Tour - Tickets-Dates-New Album info.

The Rolling Stones, also affectionately referred to as The Strolling Bones continue to rock on! The band just announced that they will kick off a new 15-city North American stadium tour. It is being billed as the ZIP CODE Tour, and will start in late may and run till the 1st of July. This trek is hitting venues that were missed on their previous tour, and will be in stadiums this time around.

This news is both good and bad. It's nice to see them putting on shows, and it's nice to see the re-issue of their 1971 classic album “Sticky Fingers,” but it's unfortunate for fans that the band seems to have given up on recording new material. Mick Jagger is always quick to say that the fans are no longer interested in new material, asserting that they only want to hear the old classic hits. Without promoting a new album on tour, they render themselves a nostalgia act, and that's what is too bad. I suspect that they have little enthusiasm to push themselves as a band and appear to be out of gas-gas-gas.

Nevertheless, American Express Card Members will be able to purchase tickets beginning Wednesday, April 8th while tickets for everyone else will go on sale Monday, April 13th

The average ticket prices for Rolling Stones shows on their most recent tour cost around $350. Most of those tickets were priced above $150, and many seats on the lower level had prices of $600. Commanding high prices for concert tickets is nothing new to these guys, back in the day, (1969) Rolling Stones concert tickets went for $5.50 to $8.50, and everyone complained about that. Times change, and I say pony-up, and just get over it! It may be your last chance to see them, and no one knows how much longer they want to keep doing this. No matter what you end up paying for tickets, it's worth it, it's a better deal than buying tickets for some bullshit football game in the dead of winter for teams you don't even like! Just keep that in mind!

With the announcement of this summer's tour Mick and Keith had this to say...

We are excited to be back in North America playing stadiums this summer! We are looking forward to being back on stage and playing your favorite songs.” – Mick Jagger

We love being out on the road and it is great to come back to North America! I can’t wait to get back on the stage!” – Keith Richards

In what was described as an attempt to combat scalpers and second tier vendors, the tour promoters of AEG Live tested the limits, to see what the consumers were willing to pay. As Mick Jagger himself said, “the artist is totally powerless” when talking about fighting the secondary market, other than to raise the prices. So, that was then, during their 14 on Fire Arena Tour, and this is, the here and now, with that in mind, it would be a safe bet to expect the same, and maybe even higher prices for the upcoming Zip Code Stadium Tour. However, the chips fall, the band will make something in the area of 4 to 5 million per show.

The stage design for the upcoming shows will feature a thrust that will extend into the audience allowing the band to interact with their fans. The Stones’ set design will also feature video screens and other special effects to enhance the experience of attending a live Rolling Stones show.

The tour coincides with the re-release of their 1971 classic album “Sticky Fingers.” It's one of the band's best albums. It will be available in a variety of formats, and deluxe editions will include selections of previously unreleased Stones' studio outtakes from the Sticky Fingers Sessions and some live performances from that period. These tracks may not be new to some though, as most of these outtakes have circulated around for years bootlegged. They have, however, never been available officially until this release.

Rolling Stones Zip Code Tour Dates:

May 24 San Diego, CA Petco Park
May 30 Columbus, OH Ohio Stadium
June 3 Minneapolis, MN TCF Bank Stadium
June 6 Dallas, TX AT&T Stadium
June 9 Atlanta, GA Bobby Dodd Stadium
June 12 Orlando, FL Orlando Citrus Bowl
June 17 Nashville, TN LP Field
June 20 Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Field
June 23 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest / Marcus Amphitheater
June 27 Kansas City, MO Arrowhead Stadium
July 1 Raleigh, NC Carter-Finley Stadium
July 4 Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis Motor Speedway
July 8 Detroit, MI Comerica Park
July 11 Buffalo, NY Ralph Wilson Stadium
July 15 Quebec, QC Le Festival D’Été de Québec

The Rolling Stones ZIP CODE Tour visits 14 stadiums in 14 cities across the US for the first time since their Bigger Bang Tour, and wraps up with one date in Quebec, Canada. There's always a chance that they might add other dates, but that will depend on the demand and whether they're up to it. As of now, it's too soon to tell, maybe after tickets go on sale, and if they sell out fast, it's possible that they'll add some dates.

For concert-goers it will be one of this summer's highlights! For #thestrollingbones and all of their fans, it's only rock n' roll, but we like it...yes we do!

Update: April 15th 2015

Listed below are Ticketmaster prices for The Rolling Stones show in Columbus, Oh.
Prices may vary in other venues. This sampling is for the purpose of giving you an idea of what to expect if you're planning on seeing them on this tour.

There are even higher priced tickets on ebay.

Premium VIP Seating:
Emerald - $1,253.00
Diamond - $1,753.00


    US $395.00 (US $424.35 with fees) - Floor Seating
    US $225.00 (US $243.25 with fees) - Lower Level Seating
    US $150.00 (US $166.45 with fees) - Middle Level Seating
    US $75.00 (US $86.15 with fees) - Upper Level Seating
    US $39.50 (US $48.30 with fees) - South Stands Seating

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