The Rolling Stones have announced the band's sole Canadian stop on this summer's “No Filter Tour,” according to NetNewsLedger.com. The show, which is expected to attract up to 70,000 fans, is set for Canada Day weekend on June 29th at the 600-acre Burl's Creek Event Grounds in Oro Medonte, Ontario — about 80 miles Northeast of Toronto.
Eva Dunford, the co-founder, Republic Live, which is producing the show, said in a statement, “Having the Rolling Stones choose Burl’s Creek on the Canada Day weekend as the only Canadian stop on their tour is a truly humbling experience for us. The Stones are the greatest rock and roll band in the world and this show will, without a doubt, put Burl’s Creek on the map as a world-class destination. ‘It’s Only Rock and Roll’ but, for us, it’s history in the making at Burl’s Creek.” Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 15th at 10 a.m. ET.
Mick Jagger touched upon his old quote that one needs to hit the stage every night as though it's opening night, and talked about his pre-concert preparations: “You have to work very hard to make any kind of concert. And when I said that quote, it's quite true. The first one of the tour, or even if it's the 35th there's no resting on your laurels, y'know? You just go out there and you do your best and you prepare as well as you can. A lot of it's to do with the prep. You go prepared and you play to your strengths and you try to ignore your weaknesses (laughs).”
Keith Richards told us that when the Stones come together to rehearse, they actually create a separate palpable energy: “There's always that feeling, y'know, when you've got the band in one room; there's Mick (Jagger), I'm here, y'know, there's Ron (Wood), and there's Charlie. Okay, where's the, y'know, and you realize that really is it. You're always looking at the magic ingredient and you realize it's there between yourselves. It's already in the room. He doesn't have a name, we don't pay 'im nuttin'! (laughs)”