Start them up – and for Canada Day long weekend no less.
Veteran British Rockers, The Rolling Stones, has confirmed a June 29 date at Burlins Creek in Oro-Medonte, Ont. – An exuberant field room about 130 kilometers north of Toronto – and that's the only Canadian stop of theirs No filter tour.
"It was really the stars that were aimed at it – it was Canada's day long weekend, the only Canadian show I couldn't have made this better myself," said Lisa Zechmeister, Republic Live, the show's promoter.
"It's really a dream come true."
Tickets start at $ 119.50 for general admission and top off at $ 329.50 for VIP seating. They will be offered for sale prior to sale on Wednesday for those who sign up for the Rolling Stones mailing list and receive a special code before Friday's official sale at TicketMaster.
The concert, which can hold around 70,000 people, is billed as "Canada Rocks with the Rolling Stones", so a few more actions are announced over the next two weeks, and you can expect them to become resident.
"I think it's a very likely option," Zechmeister said. "There won't be so many. The stones bring their own steps in. It's almost like a spaceship. It's a huge animal. We are planning two, maybe three actions that fit their schedule to get people in."
Zechmeister said Republic Live was following the legendary group last November when tournament dates in the US were announced.
"As soon as we saw the routing and they ended up in Chicago, just connecting the dots. When you see something like that and there is a chance they can do it in time, it wasn't a brainer for us to jump on (make) an offer, "Zechmeister said.
Regarding whether there might be another Stones show, the first one must sell in hours that US dates did, said Zechmeister: "You never know … but it could really be the last chance to see the Rolling Stones on Canadian soil I think the tickets are getting away quickly. "
Five memorable Toronto and area concerts by The Rolling Stones:
4th-5th March 1977, El Mocambo: The Stones went to the iconic Toronto site to record a live album, but ended up with headlines that Margaret Trudeau attended and Keith Richards was busted for heroin at his hotel.
July 19, 1994, RPM: During the exercise for their Voodoo Lounge tour in Toronto, the group made a surprising show at this 1200-capacity venue that no longer exists.
Bridges to Babylon, April 26, 1998, SkyDome (now Rogers Center): Walk big or go home was Stone's mantra with this stadium gig that didn't disappoint.
Licks Tour, July 30, 2003, Downsview Park: Also known as SARS-Stock, Stones came to perform in front of 350,000 fans with Mick Jagger, who declares, "You've always welcomed us in Toronto."
50 and counting trip: May 25, 2013, Air Canada Center (now Scotiabank Arena): This marked the last time Stones played in Toronto and was the first of two ACC shows – they would return on June 6. A cheeky Mick Jagger had a go at the former emblemed mayor Rob Ford: "We will not make jokes tonight about the mayor … We must move on with the show."