The Rolling Stones Delay Tour

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  • Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger arrives at a photocall to promote the film Stones In Exile at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival May 19, 2010.
    (Photo: Reuters/Yves Herman)
    Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger arrives at a photocall to promote the film Stones In Exile at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival May 19, 2010.
By Emma Koonse, Christian Post Reporter
April 25, 2013|8:48 am

The Rolling Stones have postponed the opener of their tour this year due to the NBA playoffs.

The iconic rock group was set to perform in Los Angeles' Staples Center May 2, kicking off their 50 and Counting Tour.

Now, the band will have to wait until May 3 for the tour to get underway, according to the Los Angeles Times. Ticket holders who cannot attend the May 3 show can request a refund at the point of purchase.

Fortunately, the rest of the 17 dates in 10 cities along the tour are unaffected.

The group announced their North American tour earlier this month and will see stops in Oakland, Las Vegas, Anaheim, Toronto, Chicago, Montreal, Boston, and Philadelphia.

Initially, the Stones had performed a batch of concerts in late 2012 in London, Newark, and Brooklyn.

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"50 and Counting has been pretty amazing so far," said Jagger, according to the band's website. "We did a few shows in London and New York last year… and had such a good time that we thought… let's do some more."

"It's a good show," added the singer. "Lots of the classic stuff everyone wants to hear… with a few little gems tucked in here and there. The stage is shaped like lips and goes off into the venue so I get to run around in the crowd. It's great fun to be able to get that close to the audience."

The 50 and Counting Tour commemorates the group's 50th anniversary. Furthermore, the Stones released a greatest-hits compilation "GRRR!" which included two new songs.

Formed in London in 1962, the Rolling Stones consist of Brian Jones on guitar and harmonica, Iam Stewart on piano, Mick Jagger on lead vocals and harmonica, Keith Richards on guitar and backing vocals, Bill Wyman on bass and Charlie Watts on drums.

Following the death of Jones and Wyman's retirement, Ronnie Wood joined the group in 1975.

The Stones are best known for their hit songs "Not Fade Away," "Tell Me (You're Coming Back)," and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," among countless others.

They are listed on Billboard magazine's "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" and have sold an estimated 200 million albums worldwide.

 

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