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Rolling Stones announce new tour; coming close to CT

November 20, 2018

Weston resident Keith Richards and the rest of the Rolling Stones have announced a 13-cities stadium tour this spring and early summer.

“It’s great to be playing back in America. Feels like we’re coming home,” Richards tweeted Monday.

“It’s a thrill when we play stadiums in the states,” Mick Jagger said in a statement.

While the Stones won’t be playing in Connecticut, they will perform at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass on June 8 and MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on June 13.

The Stones last played Connecticut during the Bigger Bang tour in 2005 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.

The tour is the band’s first extended run of U.S. shows since 2015. In the last two years, the Stones have only toured in Europe.

The 2019 tour kicks off on April 20 in Miami and ends June 21 in Chicago.

The Stones announced on their web site how to get tickets:

“There will be a special fan pre-sale on Wednesday 28th November at 10am (local time) via rollingstones.com/tour. If you want access to the pre-sale then enter your details here by 9am EST on Tuesday 27th November and you will be emailed a code the day before the pre-sale begins.

Tickets go on general sale on Friday 30th November at 10am (local time). To ensure you receive all communications make sure you add do_not_reply@inbound.vice-versa.info to your contacts and safe senders list.”

Richards and his wife, Patti Hansen have lived in Weston since 1994. The wooded estate backs up to the Devil’s Den nature preserve in Weston. The couple have a number of homes including one in the Parrot Cay islet in the Turks and Caicos Islands and another in Ocho Rios in Jamaica. Another is Redlands, a country estate southwest of London that Richards has owned since the 1960s.

Since moving to Connecticut, the couple have lent their help to several local charities, including fundraisers at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk and the Silvermine 90th Anniversary Gala in New Canaan.

Last year, the couple donating items from their upper East Side Manhattan apartment to benefit two nonprofits- SPHERE and The Prospector Theater, in Ridgefield - that work with autistic adults.

In a book, “The Sun & The Moon & The Rolling Stones,” Ridgefield author Rich Cohen recalled sitting beside Keith Richards on the Rolling Stones’ plane to New York after a show.

When the plane banked over Long Island Sound, Cohen wrote, Richards looked out the window and smiled.

“That’s my home down there,” he said looking in the direction of Fairfield County. “When I see those lights, I know I’m close to everything I love.”

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