Liam Gallagher, Richard Ashcroft and Florence & The Machine lead huge support acts for The Rolling Stones 2018 UK tour

This is gonna be special.

Liam Gallagher, Richard Ashcroft and Florence & The Machine are among the huge support acts to be announced for The Rolling Stones’ UK tour this summer.

The rock icons will head out on an eight-date stadium tour across May and June, playing huge venues such as the London Stadium, Manchester’s Old Trafford stadium, and Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium.

Now, it’s been confirmed that they’re bringing along some pretty illustrious company for the ride, with former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher warming up for the Stones before their first date of the tour on May 22.

Check out the whole impressive roster of support acts below.

  • 22 May, London Stadium – Liam Gallagher
  • 25 May, London Stadium – Florence & The Machine
  • 29 May, St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton – The Vaccines
  • 02 June, Ricoh Arena, Coventry – The Specials
  • 05 June, Old Trafford, Manchester – Richard Ashcroft
  • 09 June, BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh – Richard Ashcroft
  • 15 June, Principality Stadium, Cardiff – Elbow
  • 19 June, Twickenham Stadium, London – James Bay

Fans of The Stones have also reacted with a mixture of excitement and disappointment – with many wishing that they were at the one gig where Gallagher is supporting.

“Fuck me, Liam Gallagher and then the Rolling Stones…That night is gonna mess me up”, one Twitter user wrote.

“Liam Gallagher is opening for The Rolling Stones and I’m not going to be there. Heartbroken”, one user added.

There was similar excitement for an appearance by Richard Ashcroft.

The Stones’  latest tour comes after a lack of available venues meant that the UK was left off their European tour in 2017 – leading to huge demand for the latest shows.

Despite having a collective age of 254 years, it seems that the elder statesmen of rock aren’t planning on retiring anytime soon, either.

“I haven’t really thought about this set of gigs being our last tour, to be honest,” Jagger recently told The Sunday Post.

“There is going to come a point when we don’t want to do it any more, for whatever reason – but I’m not thinking about that this summer.”