They’re back, the Rolling Stones launches it’s 2019 No Filter Tour of North America tonight at Chicago’s Soldier Field. The tour had been delayed for two months following Mick Jagger’s operation due to a dodgy heart-valve a few weeks before the original April 20th start date.
Guitarist Ronnie Wood recently told the CBC that the band was incredibly relieved when Jagger came through the surgery in great shape.
He explained: “We thank our lucky stars,”
Ronnie also talked of when 75-year-old Jagger informed them about his heart issue, not long after the start of rehearsals for the tour.
Wood said: “He called us to his room, we knew it was something serious,” adding: “I think he needed a bit of support, which we gave him.”
Wood says that once the band got “a big thumbs-up” from Jagger and his doctors that the surgery was a success, “we breathed a sigh of relief and were able to carry on with our lives again.”
For those of you that can’t make the show tonight, check out the video of Jagger playing guitar onstage at Soldier Field while sound-checking for tonight’s show via The Stones’ Twitter feed.
— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) June 20, 2019
No Filter Tour dates:
6/21 — Chicago, IL, Soldier Field
6/25 — Chicago, IL, Soldier Field
6/29 — Oro-Medonte, ON, Canada, Burl’s Creek
7/3 — Washington, D.C., FedExField
7/7 — Foxboro, MA, Gillette Stadium
7/14 — New Orleans, LA, Mercedes-Benz Superdome
7/19 — Jacksonville, FL, TIAA Bank Field
7/23 — Philadelphia, PA, Lincoln Financial Field
7/27 — Houston, TX, NRG Stadium
8/1 — East Rutherford, NJ, MetLife Stadium
8/5 — East Rutherford, NJ, MetLife Stadium
8/10 — Denver, CO, Broncos Stadium at Mile High
8/14 — Seattle, WA, CenturyLink Field
8/18 — Santa Clara, CA, Levi’s Stadium
8/22 — Pasadena, CA, The Rose Bowl
8/26 — Glendale, AZ, State Farm Stadium
8/31 — Miami Gardens, FL, Hard Rock Stadium