The Rolling Stones are on their way back to the Triangle and will play Raleigh’s Carter-Finley Stadium on July 1. Tickets will go on sale April 13.
The announcement on Tuesday capped weeks of rumors about this summer’s North American leg of the Stones’ ongoing tour to mark their 50-year anniversary. Columbus, Minneapolis, Dallas, Atlanta, Orlando, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Detroit and Buffalo are among the other shows on this summer’s schedule.
At a gathering at Carter-Finley Tuesday morning to announce the tour stop, the Jumbotron video played with tour highlights from over the years, accompanied by “It’s Only Rock & Roll.” A special N.C. State Wolfpack/Rolling Stones logo was also unveiled.
Tickets, which go on sale starting at 10 a.m. on April 13, will be available through TicketMaster.com, RollingStones.com and PNC Arena box office. Pre-sale for American Express cardholders begins on Wednesday, April 8, at 10 a.m. The price range is $59.50-$350.
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The Stones’ 50-year trek has played all over the world since 2012. According to figures from Billboard magazine, its 48 shows have sold almost 1.2 million tickets and grossed more than $291 million.
The Carter-Finley show will be the Stones’ first in the Triangle in nearly a decade, since an October 2005 show at Duke University’s Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham. This will be the fourth time The Stones have played Raleigh. They previously played at Reynolds Coliseum on N.C. State’s campus in 1965, then at Carter-Finley in 1989 and 1994.
“They love playing the stadium here, which is why we wanted to bring them back,” said Allen Corbett, VP of AEG Carolinas.
This will be Carter-Finley’s first rock concert since U2 in 2009. There was an epic traffic jam at that show.
“We figured out last time that for people who don’t come here, every GPS takes you to Edwards Mill Road,” said Ray Brincefield, assistant athletics director for N.C. State facilities. “And we had Wade, Blue Ridge and Trinity standing wide open. We have a plan in place to take care of that.”