The Rolling Stones will try -- once again -- to roll into New Orleans.
Barring any further complications, Mick Jagger and company will return to the city for the first time in 25 years this summer.
The band announced Thursday the addition of a New Orleans stop to the rescheduled No Filter North American tour.
The Stones are now slated to play the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on July 14, a make-up date for the band's canceled show at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
The festival offered full refunds for all tickets purchased to see the Stones at Jazz Fest; those tickets, which were general admission, are not valid for the newly announced, reserved-seat show at the Superdome.
Tickets for the Superdome show go on sale May 31 at 10 a.m.
Information on ticket prices has not been released. Tickets for an upcoming Rolling Stones concert in Jacksonville, Florida, start at about $100.
A Rolling Stone, but not the Rolling Stones, made it to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Thursday.
The band announced in late March that it would miss its highly anticipated Jazz Fest date and postpone the rest of the No Filter Tour so that Jagger could have heart surgery.
The tour was originally slated to start April 20 in Miami. It will now launch in June in Chicago and end in Miami in late August.
The Rolling Stones have not performed in New Orleans since an Oct. 10, 1994 date at the Superdome during their “Voodoo Lounge” tour.
They've made three other stops at the Dome. On July 14, 1978, they topped a bill that included Van Halen and the Doobie Brothers.
A Dec. 5, 1981 show with the Neville Brothers and George Thorogood crammed more than 87,000 people into the Superdome, setting a record for the largest indoor concert crowd that stood for decades.
The Stones' Steel Wheels tour stopped at the Superdome on Nov. 13, 1989, with Living Colour opening.
Given the relative rarity of Rolling Stones performances in New Orleans, booking the band as the centerpiece of the 50th anniversary Jazz Fest was, in festival producer Quint Davis’ estimation, “a biblical prophecy come true.” The Stones were set to headline the second Thursday, May 2.
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To cover the Stones’ multimillion-dollar fee, the festival priced tickets for that day at $185 — more than double Jazz Fest’s regular at-the-gate price. In a first for the modern-day history of Jazz Fest, only a limited number of tickets were to be sold. The rest of the stages at the Fair Grounds that day were to have gone dark when the Stones started up.
Thousands of fans lined up at the Superdome, with many camping out overnight, when tickets for "Rolling Stones Thursday" went on sale to Louisiana residents in January.
After the Stones withdrew from Jazz Fest, Fleetwood Mac was recruited as the stand-in. When it canceled days later, Georgia jam band Widespread Panic, a veteran of 10 previous Jazz Fest appearances, stepped in as the last-minute replacement.
Rolling Stones references abounded at the Fair Grounds on May 2 for what turned out to be an otherwise normal "Locals Thursday," from flags and T-shirts to at least two artists who painted elaborate renderings of the Stones. Several bands also covered Rolling Stones songs. Karl Denson, the Stones' touring saxophonist, sat in with Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk on a cover of the Stones' "Can't You Hear Me Knocking."
During her April 28 performance, Irma Thomas made clear that she released her version of "Time Is On My Side" in 1964 several months before the Rolling Stones scored a hit with their version.
Many of those same Stones fans who camped out at the Superdome back in January will likely queue up once again when tickets go on sale for the rescheduled date.
And in yet another twist to the saga, Widespread Panic, the band that ultimately replaced the Rolling Stones at Jazz Fest, announced this week a series of three Halloween weekend concerts at the UNO Lakefront Arena. Panic has over the years often staged Halloween weekend residencies in New Orleans. This fall's dates are Oct. 31 and Nov. 1-2.
As big as the build-up was for the Rolling Stones' appearance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the disappointment over the band’…
The Rolling Stones' 2019 No Filter Tour dates
June 21 Chicago, IL Soldier Field
June 25 Chicago, IL Soldier Field
June 29 Ontario, Canada Burl’s Creek
July 3 Washington, DC FedExField
July 7 Foxboro, MA Gillette Stadium
July 14 New Orleans, Mercedes-Benz Superdome
July 19 Jacksonville, FL TIAA Bank Field
July 23 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field
July 27 Houston, TX NRG Stadium
August 1 East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium
August 5 East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium
August 10 Denver, CO Broncos Stadium at Mile High
August 14 Seattle, WA CenturyLink Field
August 18 Santa Clara, CA Levi’s® Stadium
August 22 Pasadena, CA The Rose Bowl
August 26 Glendale, AZ State Farm Stadium
August 31 Miami, FL Hard Rock Stadium