The Rolling Stones have announced their opening acts for the band's upcoming “No Filter” tour, which kicks off on June 21st at Chicago's Soldier Field. Warming up the crowd on the 17-date trek will alternatively be Gary Clark, Jr., Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk with special guest the Soul Rebels, Juanes, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, the Glorious Sons + the Beaches, Ghost Hounds, Vista Kicks, the Revivalists, Bishop Gunn, the Wombats, Kaleo, Whiskey Myers, and Des Rocs.
As always Keith Richards is at his happiest when the Stones are back on the road. During a recent chat with The Associated Press, rock's ultimate bad boy, admitted that in this day and age, gigging is the one vice he's happily been unable to shake: “It's a habit, y'know? (Laughs) I mean, it's a lovely habit, um. . . it's one of the few I haven't given up. And it's a joy to play with these guys, that's all — and they all wanna do it. I mean, who's gonna be the (laughs) first one that's gonna say, 'I wanna get off this bus' — y'know? Get outta here, right? It's like, 'til y'drop.”