Following in the footsteps of bonus reissues of “Exile on Main St.” and “Some Girls,” the Rolling Stones are mining the vaults once again with a remastered and extras-loaded “Sticky Fingers,” its 1971 release featuring iconic cover art by Andy Warhol and its first album under its own Rolling Stones Records label.
The band also announced a new 15-city North American stadium, Zip Code tour, which is kicking off in San Diego on May 24 at Petco Park. The trek reps the first time the Stones have played North American stadiums since 2005-2007’s “A Bigger Bang Tour.”
“Sticky Fingers,” considered by many the band’s peak statement due to its lavish production and the first full contribution of its newly recruited master slide/lead guitarist Mick Taylor, will be offered in multiple deluxe editions on May 25 by Universal Music (May 26 in North America).
Options range from just the remastered album on the bottom end to a Super Deluxe Edition Boxset, replete with bonus CD featuring previously unreleased alternate takes and live performances, as well as a 120-page limited-edition book.
Upon its initial release, “Sticky Fingers” would reach No. 1 in the U.S. and the U.K. for four weeks and eventually achieve triple platinum certification in the U.S., with chart-topper “Brown Sugar” its biggest single and such hits as “Wild Horses,” extended jam “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” and the orchestrally lush “Moonlight Mile” among its calling cards.
Among the bonus features in the new editions are an alternative version “Brown Sugar” featuring Eric Clapton; unreleased interpretations of “Bitch,” “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” and “Dead Flowers”; a stripped-down acoustic version of “Wild Horses”; and five tracks recorded live at thr Roundhouse in 1971.
The Super Deluxe edition will also offer the 13-track “Get Yer Leeds Lungs Out!” — which could be considered the Stones’ own version of Live at Leeds (made famous by the Who) from March 1971. There’s also a DVD featuring two live tracks from the Marquee, also from March of ’71.
The Stones’ Zip Code tour will also make stops in Columbus, Minneapolis, Dallas, Atlanta, Orlando, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Raleigh, Indianapolis, Detroit and Buffalo before wrapping in Quebec on July 15 at Le Festival D’Été de Québec. No dates were announced for L.A. or New York.
AEG Live’s Concerts West is the promoter, with tickets going on sale Monday, April 13.
Rolling Stones’ summer tour dates:
May 24 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park
May 30 – Columbus, OH @ Ohio Stadium
June 3 – Minneapolis, MN @ TCF Bank Stadium
June 6 – Dallas, TX @ AT&T Stadium
June 9 – Atlanta, GA @ Bobby Dodd Stadium
June 12 – Orlando, FL @ Orlando Citrus Bowl
June 17 – Nashville, TN @ LP Field
June 20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field
June 23 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest / Marcus Amphitheater
June 27 – Kansas City, MO @ Arrowhead Stadium
July 1 – Raleigh, NC @ Carter-Finley Stadium
July 4 – Indianapolis, IN @ Indianapolis Motor Speedway
July 8 – Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
July 11 – Buffalo, NY @ Ralph Wilson Stadium
July 15 – Quebec, QC @ Le Festival D’Été de Québec