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Date for Rolling Stones No Filter concert at Dublin's Croke Park announced

The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones will kick off their newly announced European tour in Dublin, it has been confirmed.

The iconic rockers will open their No Filter tour at Croke Park on May 17.

The Dublin venue will be the largest stadium the band will play during the tour.

The Rolling Stones have announced live shows throughout  May and June, including two concerts in London as well as gigs in Manchester, Edinburgh, and Cardiff.

They will also make stops in Berlin, Marseille, Stuttgart, Prague and Warsaw.

The second part of the Stones - No Filter tour will see fans treated to hits such as Paint It Black and Brown Sugar and each night they will include a couple of unexpected tracks and randomly selected surprises.

Frontman Mick Jagger, 74, said: "This part of the No Filter tour is really special for the Stones.

"We are looking forward to getting back onstage in the summer and playing to fans in the UK and Ireland.

"It's always exhilarating going to cities we haven't played for quite a while and also some new venues for us like Old Trafford and The London Stadium."

Guitarist Richards, 74, added: "It's such a joy to play with this band. There's no stopping us, we're only just getting started really."

The Rolling Stones last played in the UK in the summer of 2013 when they headlined the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury, followed by two sold-out shows in London's Hyde Park.

Guitarist and bassist Ronnie Wood, 70, said: "When I look out at the sea of people when we play all I can see is smiles.

"It's heart-warming and I'm glad we make people happy. Music makes me happy, and it makes them happy... it's infectious."

Drummer Charlie Watts, 76, added: "The Stones' audience is the glue that keeps us together.

"The best and most satisfying moment is when you are reaching the end of the show and they are all going nuts."

Tickets for the Dublin show go on sale on March 23.

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