The Rolling Stones tour 2018 | dates, setlist and more on UK concerts (including London)
The Rolling Stones tour of Europe in 2017 left some fans with no satisfaction when the band was unable to schedule UK concerts.
Thing is with The Stones, once you start them up, they never stop... and now they’re back in 2018 for a HUGE UK tour.
Here’s everything you need to know about The Rolling Stones UK and Ireland tour 2018...
The Rolling Stones tour 2018: UK and European dates and cities
The Rolling Stones have announced a HUGE series of 2018 UK concerts as part of the 'No Filter' tour.
And now the band has added extra dates to meet demand, including another big London concert!
The UK and Europe dates for The Rolling Stones 'No Filter' tour 2018 are:
- Dublin, Croke Park (Ireland) - May 17 (supported by The Academic)
- London, London Stadium (UK) - May 22 (supported by Liam Gallagher)
- London, London Stadium (UK) - May 25 (NEW) (supported by Florence + The Machine)
- Southampton, St Mary's Stadium (UK) - May 29 (NEW) (supported by The Vaccines)
- Coventry, Ricoh Stadium (UK) - June 2 (NEW) (supported by The Specials)
- Manchester, Old Trafford Football Stadium (UK) - June 5 (supported by Richard Ashcroft)
- Edinburgh, BT Murrayfield Stadium (UK) - June 9 (supported by Richard Ashcroft)
- Cardiff, Principality Stadium (UK) - June 15 (supported by Elbow)
- London, Twickenham (UK) - June 19 (supported by James Bay)
- Berlin, Olympiastadion (Germany) - June 22
- Marseille, Orange Vélodrome (France) - June 26
- Stuttgart, Mercedes-Benz Arena (Germany) - June 30
- Prague, Letnany Airport (Czech Republic) - July 4
- Warsaw, PGE Narodowy Stadium (Poland) - July 8
Guitarist Keith Richards said of the tour, "It's such a joy to play with this band. We're only just getting started really."
In the run up to The Rolling Stones UK tour announcement, "No Stopping" teaser posters started popping up in Edinburgh and London.
The publicity echoed the February 19 "No Stopping" posts on The Rolling Stones’ social media pages, accompanied by a quote from Keith Richards saying, “Music is a necessity. After food, air, water and warmth, music is the next necessity of life.”
— David Welsh (@mrdavidwelsh) 20 February 2018
Lead singer Mick Jagger already confirmed plans for The Rolling Stones’ 2018 UK tour in an interview with The Sun in 2017.
He said, “We were disappointed not to perform in the UK on our recent jaunt and we’re looking forward to getting plans in place to do so next year.”
Long-running rumours suggesting a string of Rolling Stones UK concerts in 2018 to take place in May/June, including stadium gigs in London, Manchester and Dublin, turned out to be pretty accurate.
However, a headline slot for a new summer festival at Knebworth as reported by Music Week is still yet to surface, which suggests we could see more Rolling Stones UK concerts announced in the coming weeks.
Sunderland AFC confirmed they were approached to host a 2018 Rolling Stones concert at the Stadium of Light, but that the dates proposed were unsuitable.
A spokesperson said, “SAFC was approached about the possibility of holding the concert however, the date proposed would not have allowed enough time to complete pitch renovations ahead of the 2018-19 season.
“Both parties explored earlier dates but were unfortunately unable to find a solution.”
Fans were gutted when The Rolling Stones skipped the UK on the ‘No Filter European Tour’ in 2017. Apparently the decision to not schedule UK concerts was due to a lot of venues being booked up for summer sports events.
The last Rolling Stones UK concerts were in 2013 when they delivered a pair of mind-blowing shows at Hyde Park to mark the band’s 50th anniversary and also headlined Glastonbury.
Who are the support acts for The Rolling Stones' UK and Ireland concerts?
The Rolling Stones have announced some pretty massive names to open for them on their UK and Ireland tour. In fact, there is pretty much only one band in the world that would be able to consider these artists as openers.
Liam Gallagher - who is currently selling out concerts across the UK and Europe - will be supporting the 'Start Me Up' hitmakers at their May 22 show at London Stadium. Florence + The Machine - another massively in-demand live act this year - will open for The Stones at the same venue on May 25.
The Vaccines will be stopping by on May 29 at the St Mary's Stadium (Southampton) gig, while The Specials will be warming up the audience on June 2 at Ricoh Stadium (Coventry).
Former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft will be there for TWO Rolling Stones concerts, both at Old Trafford Football Stadium (Manchester) and BT Murrayfield Stadium (Edinburgh).
Principality Stadium (Cardiff) will see Elbow supporting The Stones on June 15, Twickenham Stadium (London) gets James Bay on June 19 and Croke Park (Dublin) will welcome support from Ireland's own The Academic on May 17.
What will The Rolling Stones 2018 tour setlist be like?
Now The Rolling Stones have officially begun their UK and Ireland tour (the first concert was in Croke Park, Dublin), we now have an idea of what the UK tour setlist will look like.
The 2018 setlist is packed with hits and is not disimilar to the ‘No Filter European Tour’ in 2017.
While it's subject to change as the tour goes on, here’s the setlist for The Rolling Stones 2018 concerts.
- Sympathy for the Devil
- Tumbling Dice
- Paint It Black
- Just Your Fool
- Ride ‘Em on Down
- Wild Horses
- You Can’t Always Get What You Want
- It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)
- Honky Tonk Women
- Before They Make Me Run
- The Worst
- Miss You
- Midnight Rambler
- Start Me Up
- Jumpin’ Jack Flash
- Brown Sugar
- Gimme Shelter
- (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
When is the new Rolling Stones album 2018 coming out?
Apparently Jagger and Richards have been busy in the recording studio after Universal renewed their contract for a new album (which will reportedly rake in £2 million for the legendary rockers).
There has been no further news about the upcoming record, other than it’s likely to be released in 2018.
The band released a compilation album 'On Air' in December 2017, which features live and studio recordings broadcast on the BBC in the '60s.
The Rolling Stones' last album - 'Blue & Lonesome' - was a blues covers album and featured Eric Clapton.
The video for the album's 'Ride ‘Em On Down' stars ‘Twilight’ actress Kristen Stewart driving a Ford Mustang through Los Angeles.
The Rolling Stones' last original studio album was 2005’s ‘A Bigger Bang’, which spawned singles ‘Rough Justice’...
…and 'Rain Fall Down'.
When The Rolling Stones UK tour 2018 is finally started up, you can be sure they’ll deliver a string of hits like 'Angie'...
…'Start Me Up'...
...and ‘Sympathy For The Devil’.
Stay tuned to LineUp for the latest on The Rolling Stones UK tour 2018, including news on their upcoming new album.