Rolling Stones Booked for Circuit of the Americas on May 24
British Invasion co-leaders encore 2006 Zilker Park razing
By Raoul Hernandez,
11:05AM, Mon. Feb. 3, 2020
Last week, the Chronicle learned the Rolling Stones have scheduled a concert at Circuit of the Americas on Memorial Day weekend, and this morning the still unpublicized news seemingly confirmed itself with a downtown art tag.
On the UK quartet’s 2017-19 No Filter tour, which stormed Houston last July, the group’s advance team planted a pair of Warholian lips in the cities hosting the 58-year-old British Invasion survivors. Neither the band nor its PR team – pioneers in rock & roll publicity since day one – have announced a spring jaunt, but the venue – likely configuring a show around the race track as they do for racing events rather than SRO’d into the amphitheater – and personal accommodations are already on the local books according to multiple industry sources across multiple Central Texas cities.
The Stones – Sir Mick Jagger, 76, Keith Richards, 76, Charlie Watts, 78, and Ronnie Wood, 72 – last performed in Austin on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006, during the A Bigger Bang Tour. The show appeared on DVD the following year as part of a box set commemorating the promotional trek. What many believed a once-in-a-lifetime event, the Rolling Stones in Austin’s Zilker Park, now hopefully prompts lightning to strike twice in the Live Music Capital.
Here’s a tasty highlight from the Stones in the Park, a C3 Presents production, wherein the band delivers a cover of Motown gang the Temptations’ “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” from 1974 LP It’s Only Rock & Roll: