THE LAST TIME?

The supergroup will play stadiums, arenas and clubs...

THE ROLLING STONES have announced details of the North American leg of a huge world tour.

The group flew into New York’s Van Cortlandt Park in a specially designed blimp to announce the first 32 dates of the tour, which starts on September 5 in Boston.

The shows are not of all equal size, with dates scheduled for stadiums,

arenas and clubs. As a result the band are planning three completely different productions, depending on the size of the venue.

Ticket prices vary between $50 and $100 but, according to newspaper reports, some ‘gold’ seats near the stage will reportedly cost around $200.

Following the US dates, the group plan to tour Europe, Australia, Mexico and the Far East in 2003.

The dates are at: Boston CMGI Field (September 5)

Boston Orpheum Theatre (8)

Chicago United Center (10)

Chicago Comiskey Park (13)

Chicago Aragon Ballroom (16)

Philadelphia Veterans Stadium (18)

Philadelphia Tower Theater (22)

New York Madison Square Garden (26)

New York Giants Stadium (28)

New York Roseland Ballroom (30)

Washington FedEx Field (October 4)

Detroit Ford Field (12)

Cleveland Gund Arena (14)

Toronto Air Canada Centre (16)

Toronto Skydome (18)

Columbus Nationwide Arena (20)

Ft. Lauderdale National Car Rental Center (22)

Miami American Airlines Arena (23)

Atlanta Turner Field (26)

Los Angeles Staples Center (31)

Los Angeles Edison Field (November 2)

Los Angeles Wiltern Theatre (4)

San Francisco Pac Bell Park (8)

San Diego Sports Arena (14)

San Antonio SBC Center (23)

Nashville Gaylord Entertainment Center (25)

Las Vegas tbc (29)

Montreal Molson Centre (January 8)

Pittsburgh Mellon Arena (10)

Houston Reliant Stadium (25)

Phoenix America West Arena (30)

Denver Pepsi Center (February 1)

The tour will be accompanied by a ‘Greatest Hits’ compilation, which is likely to feature new songs. Studio time is booked for later this month to work on the material.