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The Rolling Stones to play only Canadian tour stop on Canada Day weekend

Last Updated Feb 11, 2019 at 10:52 am EST

Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones perform during the concert of their 'No Filter' Europe Tour 2017 at U Arena in Nanterre, outside Paris, France, on Oct. 22, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Michel Euler

The Rolling Stones are ready to rock Canada Day weekend.

The British band has selected a single Canadian date for the upcoming leg of their North American tour.

They’ll play June 29 at the outdoor Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte, Ont., a sprawling field space about 130 kilometres northeast of Toronto.

Concert organizer Republic Live says they expect close to 70,000 fans will attend the “No Filter” tour stop.

Tickets go on sale Friday starting at $119.50 through Ticketmaster, while VIP packages are priced $329.50 and upwards.

Canada has been a frequent stop on the band’s tours and often a destination for private rehearsals.

The Stones more recently played the country about four years ago as part of a Quebec City music festival.

They also launched their first major North American tour in Montreal in 1965, recorded a legendary live album at Toronto’s El Mocambo in 1977, and were one of the headliners at giant festival Sarsstock in 2003.

Burl’s Creek is home to a number of big concert events, including the Boots and Hearts and Big Sky country music festivals. It was also the grounds for several years of the Wayhome music festival.

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The Stones – particularly Keith , were great friends and fans of Gram Parsons of The Byrds. Largely forgotten or never heard of by the youngers – but nonetheless an icon in Country Rock. Gram’s signature ” Hickory Wind ” performed by Keith Richards is priceless. Watch it on YouTube.

February 11, 2019 at 9:41 am

Sure hope it does not rain, gonna make it difficult for them to get their wheelchairs around in the mud.

February 11, 2019 at 9:42 am