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The Rolling Stones are closing their bittersweet No Filter Tour with a newly-added date at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hotel & Casino near Hollywood.
The date: Nov. 23.
And, yes, you read that right. The concert is at the comparatively smaller 7,000-seat Hard Rock venue as per the Stones’ choice, not the Miami Gardens Hard Rock Stadium where you would generally expect the Stones to play.
But the group is not above playing venues of all sizes, big and small.
Tickets for this South Florida date go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18, through Ticketmaster. Prices to come.
The No Filter Tour, oft-delayed due to COVID, was the first for the “World’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band” without its heartbeat, drummer Charlie Watts, who died in August at 80. Watts kept the beat for the band for almost 60 years.
At the tour’s first show after Watts’ death frontman Mick Jagger paid tribute to his colleague while looking at images of Watts on screen at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, McClatchy reported.
“I just want to say that it’s quite emotional seeing those images of Charlie up on the screen,” Jagger said.
Just Announced - The Stones will bring the No Filter tour to Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida on November 23. Tickets go on sale this Monday, October 18 at 10am ET. pic.twitter.com/0KMk1PDkmp
— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) October 14, 2021
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Any Beatles covers on the tour?
In other Stones news, don’t expect the Paul McCartney-John Lennon tune, “I Wanna Be Your Man,” in the setlist.
Yes, the custom-ordered song for the Stones was recorded and released as the Stones’ second single in November 1963 and became a British Top 20 hit. The Rolling Stones even performed the Beatles’ song live 22 times in concert over the years, most recently at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Dec. 8, 2012, according to setlist.fm.
But in the wake of McCartney’s recent apparent diss in a New Yorker interview, we can’t imagine Mick and Keith dusting off any of their rivals’ oldies. Unless they want to show they can do them better.
In the October New Yorker interview, pegged to the coming release of the Beatles’ “Let It Be” expanded album reissue and the “Get Back” concert film, McCartney was quoted saying this about the Rolling Stones: “I’m not sure I should say it, but they’re a blues cover band, that’s sort of what the Stones are. I think our net was cast a bit wider than theirs.”
Jagger and Richards have yet to publicly comment, according to USA Today.