The Rolling Stones are stepping out of their rock and roll comfort zone and inviting a host of indie musicians to open for them on their highly anticipated summer tour. The No Filters tour will visit seven venues in the United Kingdom as well as Dublin, Ireland, in May and June. Fans in the U.K. are especially excited after the last Stones tour snubbed the region due to a lack of available venues. The addition of some interesting and eclectic supporting acts should delight fans looking for variety and fresh sounds, providing an ideal complement to the Stones’ classic music.
The Academic kicks off the tour on May 17 in Dublin, before the show hits up the U.K. Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher opens the first show at London Stadium, while hometown favorite Florence + The Machines takes the reigns for the second London engagement. The Vaccines get the honor in Southhampton and The Specials take over in Coventry. Concert-goers at Manchester’s Old Trafford show will enjoy the sound of English singer-songwriter Richard Ashcroft. Ashcroft gets a second engagement a few days later as the tour hits Edinburgh. Elbow opens the penultimate show at Cardiff, and the tour winds up with one last show at London’s Twickenham Stadium with “it” man James Bay.
After the U.K. portion of the tour wraps up, the Rolling Stones will take the road and visit a variety of European cities to round out the summer. Stops on this leg of the tour include Berlin, Stuttgart, Marseille, Prague, and Warsaw. Openings acts for these cities have not yet been announced, but stay tuned for more information. Tickets for the tour are on sale now at a variety of price points and package levels.