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8/3/2006 8:16:39 AM
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The Rolling Stones are returning to North America this fall with 'A Bigger Bang' then ever before bringing along one of the most important creative forces in hip-hop music today, Kanye West. The hip-hop superstar will get fans fired up on September 20th at Gillette Stadium/Boston, September 23rd at Halifax Commons/Halifax and September 27th at Giant Stadium/New Jersey. The Rolling Stones are known for bringing fans the hottest guest artists and Kanye West joins the ranks of legendary performers over the past decades such as Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Dave Mathews Band and Metallica.
Since the release of his three million selling, critically acclaimed-debut album The College Dropout, Kanye West, the Chicago-born 27 year old rapper/producer/hip-hop icon has been at the top of the charts. At the 47th Grammy Awards he topped all nominees with a historic ten nods and took home awards for Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song and Best R&B Song. Recently named to Time Magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world, Kanye West has proven himself to be the most vital artist in hip-hop today.
Tickets are currently on-sale and selling out fast for the Boston, Halifax and New Jersey shows. Check local listings for more information.
There are a limited number of Gold Circle seats available while the remaining 90% of the house will average $89 for stadiums and $99 for arena shows. In most cities, students will receive an additional $20 off. (Current ID required). Buys will be limited to 12 tickets per person. Additionally, 200 fans will have the opportunity to be onstage with the Rolling Stones as part of the stadium set and share in the excitement. These seats will go on-sale at a later date.
Every ticket sold for the tour will include a Virtual Ticket membership to RollingStones.com. 'A Bigger Bang' ticket purchasers are invited to enjoy unprecedented, behind-the-scenes content with the return of Virtual Ticket, the on-line tour companion the band introduced in 2002. Virtual Ticket allows fans to intimately experience the band on the road via streaming video and audio, exclusive photographs and concert set lists.
The U.S. dates for 'A Bigger Bang' tour will be sponsored by RadioShack. The North American leg of the tour will be presented by Concert Productions International and The Next Adventure and produced by WPC Piecemeal Inc.
For Official Tour Information, Fan Club Memberships, Exclusive Merchandise and more, visit www.rollingstones.com
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