May 19th, 2019

Rolling Stones put Canada Day weekend show back on tour schedule

By The Canadian Press on May 16, 2019.

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2017, file photo from left, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones perform during the concert of their "No Filter" Europe Tour 2017 at U Arena in Nanterre, outside Paris. The Rolling Stones are ready to get back on the road after postponing their North American tour because Mick Jagger needed medical treatment, reportedly for a heart valve issue. The rockers on Thursday, May 16, 2019, announced the No Filter tour will kick off in Chicago with two shows on June 21 and 25. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

The Rolling Stones are sticking to their Canada Day weekend concert date after all.

The British rockers say they’ve put the only Canadian stop on their North American tour back on their schedule as planned, after it was postponed when Mick Jagger underwent heart surgery earlier this year.

The Stones will perform on June 29 at the outdoor Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte, Ont., about 30 kilometres north of Barrie.

They’ll be joined by Juno-winning Toronto rock quartet the Beaches at the Canadian show.

The announcement came as the Stones unveiled a new set of dates for their No Filter tour, which was originally set to begin in Miami on April 20. It’ll now kick off in Chicago with two shows on June 21 and 25.

There’s also a new July 14 date set for New Orleans, where the Stones were originally slated to play the jazz festival.

Jagger’s recovery has been swift after he went under the knife in the early spring.

The 75-year-old attended the ballet performance of his girlfriend Melanie Hamrick in April, and on Wednesday posted an Instragram video of him dancing to “Techno Fan” by the Wombats, sparking speculation among his fans that a tour announcement was on the horizon.

Tickets sold for the original No Filter dates will be honoured, but those who can’t attend can get refunds by accessing their Ticketmaster accounts.

– with files from The Associated Press

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