By Brian Ives
Last month, Ron Wood told Radio.com that the Rolling Stones would be returning to the U.S. this summer. This morning, we now have more details about the band’s plans: they’ve just announced their “Zip Code” tour of North America.
The tour kicks off at San Diego’s Petco Park on May 24, and will move at a relatively leisurely pace, hitting 15 cities (as of now), with the tour wrapping July 15 at Le Festival D’Été de Québec.
In a statement, Mick Jagger promised the show would deliver the hits: “We are looking forward to being back on stage and playing your favorite songs!”
The stage design for “Zip Code,” according to a press release, will include “a thrust that extends deep into the audience allowing the Stones to interact directly with their fans.”
That’s not the only Stones news: the band will also be reissuing their classic 1971 album Sticky Fingers on May 26. The album, which includes “Brown Sugar,” “Wild Horses,” “Bitch” and “Dead Flowers,” among others, will be reissued in a number of formats, with the deluxe and super deluxe versions including a number of bonus tracks, including a different version of “Brown Sugar” featuring Eric Clapton on guitar, alternate takes of other songs and a few live tracks as well.
The super deluxe version will also include Get Yer Leeds Lungs Out!, a 13-track recording of the Stones’ gig in Leeds in March 1971, where they performed the then-brand-new “Brown Sugar,” “Bitch” and “Dead Flowers.”