They’re hitting the road next year
Author: Scott ColothanPublished 9 hours ago
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After Keith Richards revealed they were plotting live shows last month, The Rolling Stones have started teasing a 2024 stadium tour in support of their chart-topping album ‘Hackney Diamonds.’
The legendary rockers took to their social media channels over the weekend to post a 33-second video along with a call up to sign up to their mailing list.
Soundtracked by The Rolling Stones’ classic tune ‘Street Fighting Man’, the teaser video features various collaged imagery including a maple leaf and the national flag of the United States, strongly hinting at North American shows.
Together with a pair of emoji eyes, The Rolling Stones wrote alongside the video: ‘Want to be the first to know? Enter your details here.’
When fans click through to the sign-up page, the following message appears: ‘THE NEWS YOU HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR…
‘Don’t miss out on any big announcements – make sure you are signed up to The Rolling Stones mailing list to hear all the exclusive news and updates first.’
Since the video was posted, numerous people have taken to social media to share photos The Rolling Stones’ iconic tongue and lips logo appearing outside locations in North America.
In Denver, the logo appeared at Empower Field at Mile High, home to the NFL’s Broncos, while the Terminal Tower in Cleveland had a projection of the logo.
In the Texan city of Houston, two of David Adickes’ We Love Houston sculptures were modified with The Rolling Stones logo suggesting a possible tour date by the legendary rock band.
In a not-so-subtle post on X, Los Angeles SoFi Stadium shared a photo of the Tongue and Lips logo with the caption “Miss you…”
The logo has also been spotted outside New York’s MetLife Stadium and Vancouver BC Place Stadium, amongst other locations.
At the Formula One grand prix in Las Vegas, Aston Martin’s AMR23 cars featured The Rolling Stones logo to celebrate what Aston Martin called ‘an exciting incoming announcement by the legendary rockers.’
The Rolling Stones last performed live in the summer of 2022 on their 60th anniversary Sixty tour, which took in 14 shows across Europe including Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium and two nights at London BST Hyde Park.
Rock bands going on tour in 2023 and 2024:
Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons
Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons began their headline UK tour in September. Motörhead legend Phil Campbell, his sons Todd (guitar), Dane (drums) and Tyla (bass), and vocalist Joel Peters will play a total of 11 headline shows in support of their upcoming third album ‘Kings of the Asylum’. Shows began on 19th September in Brighton, and are continuing through to December – taking place alongside their headline appearance at Planet Rockstock 2023.
The Australian Pink Floyd Show
Phenomenally brilliant Pink Floyd tribute act The Australian Pink Floyd Show came to the UK in October, continuing dates through November and December 2023 for their ‘Dark Side of The Moon 50 1973- 2023 Tour’. Having kicked off on Friday 27th October 2023 in Swansea, The Dark Side of The Moon tour takes in concerts across England, Scotland and Wales and culminates at Bournemouth on Saturday 9th December 2023.
Suzi Quatro is celebrating the 50th anniversary of her breakthrough single ‘Can the Can’ with a five-date UK tour in November 2023. Visiting Cardiff St David’s Hall, Brighton Dome, London Palladium, Wolverhampton The Halls at The Civic and Manchester Bridgewater Hall, Quatro will perform her hits, classics and more.
Greta Van Fleet
Part of the European leg of Greta Van Fleet’s Starcatcher World Tour, the band lined up a four-date UK & Ireland arena tour. The dates take place in November, and sees performances at London OVO Arena Wembley, Dublin 3Arena, Manchester AO Hydro and Glasgow OVO Hydro. Playing support at all four shows will be Los Angeles indie rockers Mt. Joy.
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album ‘Permission to Land’, The Darkness will be heading on a world tour. Performing all 11 tracks from the multi-million selling album – including legendary tracks like ‘Growing On Me’, ‘Love Is Only A Feeling’ and ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’ – the shows will also include a bonus ‘Best Of The Rest’ set, featuring gems from their subsequent six albums. The first wave of the ‘Permission to Land’ 20th anniversary tour dates take place in November 2023, on mainland Europe.
The group later added UK & Ireland dates to the tour, which will see them perform in December 2023 in Belfast, Dublin, Norwich, London, Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham before culminating in Wolverhampton on Saturday 16th December.
Fresh off their March 2023 tour, which supported their first new album in seven years, ‘Sundowners’, The Answer announced they would be hitting the road once more for a November/December 2023 UK tour. Following their string of European festival performances across the summer, The Answer will play five headline shows – travelling through Manchester, London, Wolverhampton, Glasgow and Belfast.
On the tour dates, Cormac Neeson said: “Our recent run of album showcases for the Sundowners release was the best time we’ve had on the road for many a decade! To get the reaction we did from fans in UK & Europe to the new material has been a shot in the arm for everyone.
“We’re so fired up to get back out again and go even further this time with our new live show. It’s going to be awesome, and this band of brothers are chomping at the bit to see you down the front again soon!”
Boston rock icons Extreme will embark on their headline UK ‘Thicker Than Blood Tour’ through November and December 2023. The tour will mark almost six-years since the band last did a UK trek, and includes six dates – with special guests Living Colour. Opening the tour at Newcastle O2 City Hall on Monday 27th November, Extreme will then visit Glasgow, Manchester, Wolverhampton and Bristol before culminating at London O2 Forum Kentish Town on Monday 4th December.
Sweet will bring 2023 to a triumphant close as they embark on The Full Circle Tour. Providing 13 headline shows in England, Scotland and Wales throughout December, it is thought this could be the rock icons’ final UK tour. Opening at Wrexham William Aston Hall on Friday 1st December, Sweet will then play shows through Wolverhampton, Holmfirth, Glasgow, Sunderland, Bury St Edmunds, Manchester, Lytham, Cardiff, Nottingham, London and Poole before finishing at Frome Cheese & Grain on 23rd December.
These Wicked Rivers
Derby blues rockers These Wicked Rivers have lined up their biggest headline UK tour yet. Held in conjunction with Planet Rock, The Force of Nature Tour features 10 shows in England and Scotland alongside These Wicked Rivers’ previously announced Main Stage performance at Planet Rockstock on Saturday 2nd December. These Wicked Rivers’ headline tour kicks off in Southampton on 1st December and calls in at Norwich, Birmingham, Sheffield, Glasgow, London, Chester, Newcastle and Derby before culminating in Bristol eight days before Christmas.
Gary Brooker tribute concert
A host of music icons – including Roger Taylor, Eric Clapton and Mike Rutherford – are joining forces for a one-off charity concert in memory of late-great Procol Harum frontman Gary Brooker, who sadly died aged 76 on Saturday 19th February 2022 following a battle with cancer. Legendary names – with more including Paul Carrack, Dire Straits’ John Illsley, Andy Fairweather Low and Mike Sanchez – will be joining forces for the special tribute show on Monday 4th December 2023, at G Live in Guildford, with the show raising funds for Gary Brooker’s two preferred charities – The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and Cure Parkinson’s.
Florence Black – 2024
Merthyr Tydfil power trio Florence Black will he heading on an eight-date UK tour, playing shows in England, Scotland and Wales throughout February 2024. The tour will be in support of their new album ‘Bed Of Nails’, and will open at Glasgow Classic Grand on Thursday 1st February and visits Newcastle, Manchester, Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Bournemouth and London before concluding at Cardiff Tramshed on Saturday 10th February.
Dirty Honey – 2024
Los Angeles rockers Dirty Honey will grace the UK in February 2024 with six headline shows. The ‘Won’t Take Me Alive’ hitmakers will play headline shows starting in Glasgow on Wednesday 7th February, before playing Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, London and Cardiff on Tuesday 13th.
Joanne Shaw Taylor – 2024
February 2024 will see Joanne Shaw Taylor head on her headline UK tour. The blues rocker will play 10 headline shows, opening at Manchester Royal Northern College of Music on Saturday 17th February 2024 and wrapping up at Southend Palace Theatre on Thursday 29th February.
Rick Wakeman – 2024
February 2024 will see progressive rock legend embark on The Return of The Caped Crusader Tour. The tour will begin on Thursday 15th February, visiting Liverpool, Manchester, Brighton, Cardiff, Birmingham, York, Gateshead and a final date in Bristol, on Wednesday 28th February. Fans can expect each night on The Return of The Caped Crusader Tour to feature a two-part show – first consisting of classic YES material, followed by Rick’s epic 1974 solo album ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’ in its entirety.
The Stranglers – 2024
Celebrating their 50th anniversary, The Stranglers will embark on a lengthy UK & Ireland tour in March 2024. Spanning over 13 dates, starting on 8th March the band will travel through Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin, Newcastle, Manchester, Wolverhampton, Nottingham, Cambridge, Sheffield, Portsmouth and Bristol before ending at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 26th.
Judas Priest – 2024
Judas Priest will be heading on tour in March 2024, with Saxon and Uriah Heep. Titled The Metal Masters Tour, it will see Judas Priest play six arenas with their special guests, in what will be their first headline UK & Ireland tour in almost nine years. Judas Priest’s tour opens at Glasgow OVO Hydro on Monday 11th March, with the band then visiting Leeds First Direct Arena, Dublin 3Arena, Bournemouth International Centre and Birmingham Resorts World Arena and, lastly, London OVO Arena Wembley on Thursday 24th March.
FM – 2024
Melodic rockers FM announced a 15-date 2024 UK tour to celebrate their 40th anniversary. They will play 15 shows, starting in March 2024. Beginning the stretch in Nantwich Civic Hall on Saturday 30th March, they will visit Brighton, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Gateshead, Leeds, Bury St Edmunds, Birmingham, Cardiff, Newbury, Exeter, Southampton, London and Glasgow before concluding at Aberdeen Lemon Tree on Saturday 1st June.
Mr. Big – 2024
In 2023, Mr. Big singer Eric Martin teased the band’s comeback, which was officially confirmed with the announcement of their expansive farewell world tour – The Big Finish. The tour sees the three remaining members of the band perform around the world – with the comeback announced five years on from the untimely death of their drummer, and co-founder Pat Torpey. The tour kicked off in Japan in July 2023, with them performing various dates around Asia.
Following the Asian trek, Mr. Big will head to South America, Europe, the UK and the US in 2024. UK dates will take place in March, playing four headline shows from 19th – 23rd.
Chris Shiflett – 2024
Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett will be heading on his UK & Ireland tour in March 2024. Playing six headline shows, the string of dates will take place from Wednesday 20th March – Wednesday 27th. The tour will see him perform shows in Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham, before concluding in London.
Kris Barras Band
April 2024 will see Kris Barras Band embark on an eight-date headline UK tour. The string of shows will begin in Kris Barras’ native Torquay, at The Foundry, on Saturday 6th April 2024, with the band then visiting Southampton, Wolverhampton, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle and Nottingham before culminating at London Islington Assembly on Saturday 20th April.
Kira Mac – 2024
British rockers Kira Mac have a fresh headline UK tour lined up for April and May 2024. The string of dates will begin at Leeds Brudenell on Thursday 24th April 2024, continuing through to Saturday 11th May with a show at Stoke Underground. Playing 12 shows in total, Kira Mac will travel through Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, Nottingham, Southampton, Wolverhampton, Norwich, Bristol, Newbury and London.
Magnum – 2024
British rock icons Magnum are set to play a string of shows on their UK tour throughout April and May 2024. The tour will be in support of their 23rd studio album, with the band playing eight headline shows. The tour will kick off on Monday 29th April 2024, at Bristol SWX, before visiting Southampton, Holmfirth, Wolverhampton, Nottingham, London and Glasgow – culminating on Thursday 9th May in Manchester.
Rammstein – 2024
Rammstein will be heading on an 18-date European stadium tour throughout summer 2024. Dates begin in Prague Airport Letnany on Saturday 11th May, and after touring through 12 European countries over three months, the shows will conclude with two concerts at Gelsenkirchen Veltins Arena – in Rammstein’s native Germany – on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th July 2024. At the moment, there are no UK dates on Rammstein’s touring itinerary.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band – 2024
As part of a 22-date European tour, The Boss and his incredible band will be heading to the UK & Ireland in May and July 2024! Tour dates begin as they play Cardiff Principality Stadium on Sunday 5th May 2024, before heading to Belfast, Kilkenny, Cork, Dublin and Sunderland. July will then see the legend perform at London Wembley Stadium on Thursday 25th – with an extra show added at the iconic venue du to phenomenal demand, on Saturday 27th.
Tenacious D – 2024
The self-professed Greatest Band That Ever Played on Planet Earth, Tenacious D, will embark on a six-date UK arena tour in May 2024. The ‘Tenacious D and the Spicy Meatball Tour’ opens at Resorts World Arena in Birmingham on Tuesday 7th May 2024 and visits Manchester AO Arena, Glasgow OVO Hydro, Leeds First Direct Arena and Nottingham Motorpoint Arena before culminating at Brighton Centre on Monday 13th May 2024.
Bryan Adams – 2024
The legendary Bryan Adams will be embarking on a six-date UK tour in May 2024. The Groover From Vancouver will kick off the string of shows with a three-night residency at London’s Royal Albert Hall from Monday 13th to Wednesday 15th May 2024, before heading through Coventry, Sheffield and Cardiff from 17th – 19th.
Robin Trower – 2024
May 2024 will see Robin Trower perform his first live concerts in six years, at Planet Rock’s Blues Power Live. For the first time, Blues Power Live will take place at three separate venues across England – Robin Trower kicks off the trio of concerts at London Islington Assembly on Tuesday 28th May, before playing two more dates at Gateshead Glasshouse (30th May) and Holmfirth Picturedrome (31st May).
Steve Hackett – 2024
Guitar great Steve Hackett will be performing shows in October 2024 – embarking on the 15-date Genesis Greats, Lamb Highlights & Solo UK tour. The tour will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Genesis’ sixth studio album ‘The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway’, with the setlist boasting a selection of highlights from the album. Steve will also be performing other Genesis favourites and songs from his solo repertoire. The tour opens at Aylesbury Friars Waterside on Wednesday 2nd October 2024, and visits Portsmouth, Bristol, Cambridge, Birmingham, Liverpool, Cardiff, Guildford, Stoke, York, Nottingham, Glasgow, Gateshead, Manchester and Reading before concluding at London Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 23rd October.
Y&T – 2024
As part of their 50th anniversary celebrations, Y&T have lined up an eight-date autumn 2024 UK tour. The California rockers open the tour at Southampton The Brook on Tuesday 22nd October 2024, before visiting Cardiff, London, Wolverhampton, Holmfirth, Glasgow and Newcastle, culminating at Nottingham Rock City on Saturday 2nd November.
Dutch symphonic metallers Within Temptation will be heading on a headline UK arena tour in autumn 2024. Part of a much larger European trek, the UK leg opens at Cardiff Utilita Arena on Friday 15th November and visits London Wembley Arena, Nottingham Motorpoint Arena and Leeds First Direct Arena.
Ann Wilson – 2024
Legendary Heart vocalist Ann Wilson announced an album with her band Tripsitter, ‘Another Door’, in September 2023, and in a statement issued to Planet Rock said: ‘UK tour dates will be announced in 2024’ in support of ‘Another Door’. Dates are yet to be announced.