INDIANAPOLIS (March 31, 2015) – Consider it curiosity satisfied.
After weeks of speculation, the Rolling Stones will indeed come to Indianapolis on July 4.
Earlier this month, reports circulated that Indianapolis would be among stops for the rock band’s North American summer tour. Anticipation had been at fever pitch that Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood would play at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 4. IMS officials made the official announcement Tuesday morning, unveiling a Rolling Stones-themed IndyCar. Tickets will go on sale April 13 (go here for pre-sale tickets).
Word leaked earlier Tuesday when Indy was one of several venues for the band’s upcoming tour listed on websites, including those of the Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals.
Other stops on the tour include Columbus, Ohio; Nashville, Tenn.; Milwaukee, Wis.; and Detroit, Mich.
A digital billboard appeared near the State Fairgrounds earlier in March that quoted lyrics from some of the band’s big hits and hinted that there would be an announcement. However, the announcement expected on Thursday, March 19, never materialized. An updated billboard with the word “Tuesday” appeared this week.
The Rolling Stones have not played in Indianapolis since Aug. 10, 1994, when they performed at the RCA Dome. The concert did not sell out, something that reportedly bruised Jagger’s ego.