Stones Rolling 'Bigger Bang' Tour Back

On stage with Ronnie Wood On stage with Ronnie Wood

NEW YORK (July 26, 2006) — The Rolling Stones will return to North America this fall as part of their ongoing “A Bigger Bang” tour.

The Stones, now packing venues in Europe, will open the tour Sept. 20 in Boston’s Gillette Stadium. Other stops include Chicago, Seattle, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Vancouver, British Columbia, with the final stop in Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium on Nov. 18.

“Most of the shows are going to be on the big stadium stage with fans in the balconies behind us,” Mick Jagger said in a statement Tuesday. “We’re going to play many cities we didn’t get to before and also return to some of our favorite places.”

The Stones kicked off “A Bigger Bang” last August at Boston’s Fenway Park.

They were forced to postpone the start of the European leg of the tour, which ends Sept. 3 in Denmark, after Keith Richards suffered a head injury in a fall from a tree while vacationing in Fiji in April.

The 62-year-old guitarist said he’s feeling great and can’t wait to play “more gigs in America and Canada.”

“I thought we left too soon you know, so that’s the reason we’re coming back,” Richards said.

Tickets go on sale Monday.

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