The Rolling Stones have announced their return to Europe this summer, including two huge, flagship shows at London’s Hyde Park. The itinerary embraces 14 shows in ten countries under the title SIXTY, to mark the mighty band’s 60th anniversary in 2022.
The new touring extravaganza, produced by Concerts West/AEG Presents, will open in Madrid on June 1, and the schedule has the Stones returning to the UK, including their first-ever concert at Anfield, the famous home of Liverpool Football Club, on July 9. This is also the band’s first show in that city for more than 50 years.
The tour marks the first live appearances by the peerless rockers since those on the first legs of their No Filter tour in 2017 and 2018. The announcement of the shows is further marked by the unveiling of a vibrant new version of the Stones’ famous tongue and lips logo for the tour, created by award-winning British designer Mark Norton.
As on the resumption of that No Filter tour with new American dates between September and November last year, the band will feature Steve Jordan on drums, who took over following the death of Charlie Watts in August. Those shows sold more than half a million tickets. Tickets for the new tour go on sale at 10am Friday 18th March.
In addition to countless trademark hits, the Stones will also be presenting European fans with some surprises each night from their vast catalog. The spectacular new SIXTY production will include a massive stage, cutting edge lighting and state of the art video design.
Of the upcoming London shows, Jim King, CEO of European Festivals at AEG Presents, says: “Whenever Hyde Park is mentioned, it’s impossible not to think of The Rolling Stones. Two nights on June 25th and July 3rd cap off an incredible line up for BST Hyde Park 2022 but nobody brings it like the Stones when they’re on home turf in London.”
The SIXTY tour dates in full are:
WED 1 MADRID Wanda Metropolitano Stadium SPAIN
SUN 5 MUNICH Olympic Stadium GERMANY
THU 9 LIVERPOOL Anfield Stadium UK
MON 13 AMSTERDAM Johan Cruijff ArenA NETHERLANDS
FRI 17 BERN Wankdorf Stadium SWITZERLAND
TUE 21 MILAN San Siro Stadium ITALY
SAT 25 LONDON American Express presents BST Hyde Park UK
SUN 3 LONDON American Express presents BST Hyde Park UK
MON 11 BRUSSELS King Baudouin Stadium BELGIUM
FRI 15 VIENNA Ernst Happel Stadium AUSTRIA
TUE 19 LYON Groupama Stadium FRANCE
SAT 23 PARIS Hippodrome ParisLongchamp FRANCE
WED 27 GELSENKIRCHEN Veltins-Arena GERMANY
SUN 31 STOCKHOLM Friends Arena SWEDEN