When The Rolling Stones embark on a 15-city North American Zip Code Tour this coming summer, they will be doing so in support of the release of a new, deluxe version of their 1971 album, Sticky Fingers. The Rolling Stones are considering playing the entirety of the album, even though Mick Jagger, the band’s lead singer, has some reservations about five of the slower songs on Sticky Fingers.
Mick Jagger is of two minds about playing the slower songs. Some fans of The Rolling Stones, he feels, might think that adding the five slower songs to the play list is “great,” while he is afraid that other people might not appreciate them as much. Those concert-goers, Jagger has fretted about, might use the performance of the slower songs as a sort of commercial break, a chance to, as Jagger put it in a recent interview with Rolling stone magazine, “start going to get drinks.”
The Zip Code Tour got its rather clever name from a real zip code that was on the album cover of Sticky Fingers in 1971. The album cover was designed by the famous artist, Andy Warhol. The first concert date of the Zip Code Tour will be on May 24, and it will commence in Petco Park, in San Diego, California. The tour will conclude on July 15 in Quebec, Canada.
The Rolling Stones’ album, Sticky Fingers, contains memorable classic songs by the iconic rock band, such as the amazing song Wild Horses, Brown Sugar, Dead Flowers, Can’t You Hear Me Knocking, and more. According to frontman, Mick Jagger, even if they eventually decide against performing all of the songs on the album, they will “play the songs we don’t normally play.”
Though Sticky Fingers contains some arguably great songs by The Rolling Stones, the band has so many memorable songs that some fans might be a bit disappointed that they will not be playing classic hits like Under My Thumb, Sympathy for the Devil, or Shattered. In the words of one of The Rolling Stones’ songs, You Can’t Always Get What You Want, from the 1969 album, Let It Bleed, “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometime, you just might find, you get what you need.”
Besides the concert dates at Petco Park and in Quebec, The Rolling Stones will also be giving concerts in cities like Dallas, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Atlanta, Georgia; Detroit, Michigan; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Buffalo, N.Y.; and Nashville, Tennessee. Mick Jagger will be joined by guitarists Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, and long-time drummer, Charlie Watts, on the Zip Code Tour.
On the Zip Code Tour in support of the release of a deluxe version of Sticky Fingers, The Rolling Stones will be playing large stadiums in North America, something which they have not done since 2006. Though The Rolling Stones toured in North America in 2012 and 2013, they played smaller venues then.
During the upcoming Zip Code Tour, The Rolling Stones will reportedly be utilizing cutting-edge technology to make the concerts as spectacular and entertaining as possible. The Rolling Stones will be employing special effects, large video screens, and a stage design that will optimize the band’s ability to interact with their audiences.
The Rolling Stones will be playing possibly the entire Sticky Fingers album when they embark on the Zip Code Tour on May 24, 2015. Fans are eagerly anticipating the date of April 13, when tickets will begin going on sale for the Zip Code Tour. It might be one of the last times that North American fans of The Rolling Stones will get to see the band perform. Their songs are timeless, but time is no longer on their side, as none of the band members is getting any younger.
Written By Douglas Cobb