The Rolling Stones Teasing North American Tour

2020-02-04

Story by Cat Badra, photo by Ken Settle

Mysterious Rolling Stones-themed billboards have been popping up in Detroit, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Tampa, Austin and more

The Rolling Stones are dropping hints of a North American tour on the way. On Monday (Feb. 3), the longstanding rock band posted a mysterious animated video clip and message on its social media pages with the caption, “Feeling restless.” Moreover, signs and billboards are popping up in various U.S. cities donning the band’s trademark tongue-and-lips logo.

The social media video depicts a glowing rural landscape with a train rolling by, with the song “Brown Sugar” playing in the background. At the end of the clip, the Rolling Stones’ logo appears in the sky.

On top of the social media tease, newspapers and media outlets in several major U.S. cities – including Detroit, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Tampa and Austin – have reported Rolling Stones signs popping up.

According to the Detroit Free Press, “Images of the Rolling Stones’ iconic tongue logo, accompanied by song lyrics, began appearing on area billboards Monday— such as one at the heavily trafficked interchange of I-75 and I-696 that reads: ‘Miss You.'”

Cleveland.com reported Cleveland residents seeing a billboard “on Carnegie Avenue with the Stones’ famous lips logo and the words ‘Let’s Spend The Night Together.'”

The Minneapolis’ Star Tribune adds that an ice sculpture of the logo was put outside of the IDS Center skyscraper in the city’s downtown area. Meanwhile, the Austin Chronicle states that a mural with the tongue-and-lips has been painted on a wall in downtown Austin with a line from  “Gimme Shelter”: “It’s just a kiss away.”

Audio Ink has learned from a source close to the band that the Stones will make an official announcement soon.

The Stones were last in North America last year for the 2019 leg of the band’s No Filter world tour.

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