First, let’s get all the “Wow, The Rolling Stones are really old!” jokes out of the way. Second, let’s get all the “Wow, The Rolling Stones are really, really old!” jokes out of the way. Okay? Good.
So, after weeks of rumors and speculation (and at least one botched billboard announcement), the Milwaukee concert season’s most poorly kept secret is finally official: The Rolling Stones will play the Marcus Amphitheater June 23. The show will serve as a kick-off to Summerfest, which begins the next day. (Please make your “early bird special” jokes now.)
Announced today on the band’s website, the so-called “Zip Code” tour will cover 15 arenas in 15 North American cities. The Milwaukee stop is significant because the Marcus is easily the smallest venue on the tour (23,000), and because nearby Chicago is not on the itinerary. No matter how you look at it, the show—originally rumored to take place at Miller Park—is a big coup for both Milwaukee and Summerfest. Eat your heart out, DJ Paris Hilton.
So what will it cost to see Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and Charlie Watts do their thing for the umpteenth time live? That number hasn’t been released yet, but it’s sure to to be steep. According to Tap Milwaukee, tickets will include a complimentary general admission Summerfest ticket, as well as access to two stages of pre-party entertainment on the 23rd. Tickets go on sale Monday, April 13 at 10 a.m. Start saving your cash now—these guys may be old, but they still command a princely sum.