The Rolling Stones Coming to Bobby Dodd Stadium

March 31, 2015

THE FLATS — Ladies and gentlemen…The Rolling Stones are back! The band has announced that they will kick off their new 15-city North American stadium, ZIP CODE tour, in San Diego on May 24 at Petco Park. The band will visit Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta on June 9. The tour will make stops in Columbus, Minneapolis, Dallas, Orlando, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Raleigh, Indianapolis, Detroit and Buffalo before wrapping in Quebec on July 15 at Le Festival D’Été de Québec.

Tickets go on sale Monday, April 13 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be sold through Georgia Tech partner Ticket Alternative at www.ticketalternative.com and all their ticket outlets. Customers can charge-by-phone by calling 877-725-8849. For more information please visit www.rollingstones.com. Tickets will not be available through the Georgia Tech Ticket Office.

“We are excited to be back in North America playing stadiums this summer! We are looking forward to being back on stage and playing your favorite songs.” — Mick Jagger

“We love being out on the road and it is great to come back to North America! I can’t wait to get back on the stage!” — Keith Richards

It will be The Rolling Stones’ first trip to Atlanta since 2006 and their second trip to Bobby Dodd Stadium. The Stones’ 1989 concert was the first held in the newly renamed Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field. It will be the 10th concert held at Bobby Dodd Stadium and the first since Pink Floyd played two dates in 1994.

“It is an amazing opportunity for Georgia Tech Athletics to host one of the world’s truly iconic bands in one of the nation’s best college stadiums,” Georgia Tech AD Mike Bobinski said. “Bobby Dodd Stadium will be a great venue for The Rolling Stones and their fans, and we look forward to hosting more special events in the years ahead.”

The Rolling Stones ZIP CODE tour will see Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood head back out on the road after their critically-acclaimed 14 ON FIRE tour in Asia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand in 2014. The iconic band will treat their generations of fans to special one night only shows, with a set packed full of classic Stones hits such as “Gimme Shelter”, “Paint It Black”, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, “Tumbling Dice” and “It’s Only Rock `N’ Roll”, as well as special gems from their extraordinary catalog.

The Rolling Stones ZIP CODE tour will be the first time the rock legends have played North American stadiums since 2005-2007’s “A Bigger Bang Tour.”

The stage design for the stadium shows includes a thrust that extends deep into the audience allowing the Stones to interact directly with their fans. Known for their ground-breaking sets and use of cutting-edge technology, the Stones’ set design will feature video screens and special effects that will enhance the high-octane experience of attending a live Stones’ show.

THE ROLLING STONES — 2015 ZIP CODE TOUR
May 24 – San Diego, Calif. (Petco Park)
May 30 – Columbus, Ohio (Ohio Stadium)
June 3 – Minneapolis, Minn. (TCF Bank Stadium) 
June 6 – Dallas, Texas (AT&T Stadium)
June 9 – Atlanta, Ga. (Bobby Dodd Stadium) 
June 12 – Orlando, Fla. (Orlando Citrus Bowl)
June 17 – Nashville, Tenn. (LP Field)
June 20 – Pittsburgh, Pa. (Heinz Field) 
June 23 – Milwaukee, Wis. (Summerfest / Marcus Amphitheater)
June 27 – Kansas City, Mo. (Arrowhead Stadium)
July 1 – Raleigh, N.C. (Carter-Finley Stadium)
July 4 – Indianapolis, Ind. (Indianapolis Motor Speedway)
July 8 – Detroit, Mich. (Comerica Park)
July 11 – Buffalo, N.Y. (Ralph Wilson Stadium)
July 15 – Quebec, Quebec (Le Festival D’Été de Québec)

AEG Live’s Concerts West is the promoter of The Rolling Stones ZIP CODE tour.

The tour will also coincide with the Rolling Stones re-release of Sticky Fingers on May 26 by Universal Music. Sticky Fingers, one of the most revered albums from the Rolling Stones, is set to enthrall a new generation of fans in 2015. The 1971 classic features timeless tracks such as ‘Brown Sugar,’ ’Wild Horses,’ ’Bitch’ and ‘Dead Flowers’. Sticky Fingers 2015, with its iconic zip cover, will be unveiled in a variety of formats. The deluxe editions include a generous selection of previously unreleased Stones studio outtakes from the Sticky Fingers sessions and stunning live performances from that time. These sought after tracks have never been available until this release.

Recorded in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and Olympic Studios in London, and produced by regular confidant Jimmy Miller, Sticky Fingers was released just before the Stones became tax exiles in the south of France, leaving Britain after a sensational farewell tour. It also featured some of the most ground breaking design in rock history, with its famous working zip on the front cover and artwork by Andy Warhol.

Other artists to perform at Bobby Dodd Stadium include Yes (1974), Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band (1977), Heart (1977), Cheap Trick (1977), Foreigner (1977), The Doobie Brothers (1978), Aerosmith (1979), Simon & Garfunkel (1983), New Kids On The Block (1990), and Jimmy Buffett (1993).

In 1935, a standing-room only crowd of more than 50,000 packed Historic Grant Field to listen to a speech from Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Nelson Mandela gave a speech in the stadium in 1990 after being released from prison.

Nestled among Atlanta’s skyscrapers, Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field is one of nation’s most unique college football settings. Originally built in 1913 by members of the Georgia Tech student body, Bobby Dodd Stadium is the oldest on-campus FBS stadium. It was known as Grant Field until April 1988, when the Georgia State Board of Regents voted to add the name Bobby Dodd Stadium in honor of the Yellow Jackets’ legendary head football coach.

 CONCERTS HOSTED AT GRANT FIELD (1913-1988)
 Feb. 11, 1974  Yes
 Sept. 4, 1977  Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, Heart, Cheap Trick, Foreigner, and Atlanta Rhythm Section
 Sept. 3, 1978  The Doobie Brothers
 July 7, 1979  Aerosmith
 Aug. 14, 1983  Simon & Garfunkel
 CONCERTS HELD AT BOBBY DODD STADIUM (SINCE 1989)
 Nov. 21, 1989  The Rolling Stones and Living Colour
 Aug. 8, 1990  New Kids On The Block
 June 26, 1993  Jimmy Buffett and Fats Domino
 May 3-4, 1994  Pink Floyd
 Summer 1996  Hootie and the Blowfish** (for Summer Olympics athletes and volunteers only, not public)
 June 9, 2015  The Rolling Stones
 OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS HELD AT GRANT FIELD / BOBBY DODD STADIUM
 1935  President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
 1990  Nelson Mandela
 1996  ”Eraser” movie premiere during Olympics

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