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The Rolling Stones to start upcoming ‘Hackney Diamonds’ tour April 28 in Houston

The iconic British rock band, which first performed in Houston in 1966, last played in the Bayou City in 2019. There are no other Texas stops on the upcoming 16-city tour.

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Mick Jagger, left, Ronnie Wood, center, and Keith Richards, right, of the band The Rolling Stones, perform during the last concert of their “Sixty” European tour, Aug. 3, 2022, in Berlin, Germany. On Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023, the legendary English band announced that they’re taking "Hackney Diamonds," their first album of original material in 18 years, on the road.

The Rolling Stones will be rocking in Houston to kick off their next North American tour.

The iconic British rock band is scheduled to perform April 28 at NRG Stadium – nearly 58 years after they first played in Houston. They last performed in the Bayou City in 2019, before the death of drummer Charlie Watts.

Tickets for next year's show go on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 1 on The Rolling Stones website, where fans can register for pre-sale ticket access by 11 a.m. Nov. 28. The pre-sale starts at noon Nov. 29. Pre-sale access does not guarantee tickets.

Houston is the only Texas stop on the upcoming tour, which includes 16 cities in the U.S. and Canada, including an appearance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 2.

The tour will celebrate and promote "Hackney Diamonds," the band's first studio album with new, original material since "A Bigger Bang" in 2005. The lead single from the new album, "Angry," recently was nominated for a Grammy Award.

Lead singer Mick Jagger, 80, along with 79-year-old Keith Richards and 76-year-old Ronnie Wood, also are expected to perform popular hits such as "Jumpin' Jack Flash," "Satisfaction" and "Start Me Up."

The Rolling Stones have sold more than 250 million albums and received three Grammy Awards, most recently for "Blue & Lonesome," a 2016 release that features covers of blues songs. They were given the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987.

The complete schedule for the upcoming "Hackney Diamonds" tour is listed below:


April 28: NRG Stadium, Houston

May 2: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans

May 7: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

May 11: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas

May 15: Lumen Field, Seattle

May 23: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.

May 30: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts

June 3: Camping World Stadium, Orlando

June 7: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

June 11: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia

June 15: Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland

June 20: Empower Field at Mile High, Denver

June 27: Solider Field, Chicago

July 5: BC Place, Vancouver

July 10: SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles

July 17: Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California