English rock band, The Rolling Stones, is visiting Latin America next year, conducting musical concerts in nearly a dozen cities across the region. The América Latina Olé tour will kick off in Santiago on 3 February and will make stops in Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Rio De Janeiro, São Paulo, Porto Alegre, Lima, Bogotá and Mexico City.
The most glittering event will be the one scheduled to take place in Rio De Janeiro’s iconic World Cup Football Stadium the Maracana. The last time the English rockers toured Latin America was in 2006.
Tickets will go on sale from next week onwards. They will wrap up their tour in Mexico City on March 14.
This is the first Latin American tour for the band in the past one decade. The Rolling Stones’ last tour was a 15-date swing through North America earlier this year, which grossed more than $100 million according to an estimate by industry journal Billboard.
“True pioneers of rock, the Stones, who have toured every corner of the globe, will explore new horizons bringing their high octane performances to countries Uruguay, Peru and Colombia and the city of Porto Alegre for the very first time,” Rolling Stones wrote in their blog.
The band is comprised of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood. Rolling Stones says that in Latin America it will play a string of Stones hits such as ‘Gimme Shelter’, ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’, ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’, ‘Sympathy For The Devil’, ‘Start Me Up’ and ‘Miss You’.
The stage will have a new look, customized especially for Latin American fans. “The audiences in Latin America are some of the best there (are). The atmosphere is electric,” guitarist Keith Richards said in a promotional video.