The Rolling Stones in Lucca. It’s only rock n’roll!
The Rolling stones in Lucca is a dream that comes true for many fans from Tuscany and Italy of the famous American band. The 23rd September the Lucca Summer Festival will end in style its special 20th Edition hosting one of most famous and loved bands of all times.
After three years from their last concert in Rome, the Rolling Stones come back to Italy. For this unique date of the summer tour 2017 they chose the walled city of Lucca, one of most beautiful cities of Tuscany, and famous for the second biggest comic exhibits in the world, Lucca Comics and Games.
The European tour “Stones – No filter” follows the success of the south American tour that culminated with their first historic concert in L’Avana, Cuba, in front of more than 200 thousand people.
The Rolling Stones in Lucca: a unique location for a unique show
Even the location for the concert of The Rolling Stones in Lucca is unique and very suggestive: the medieval walls, symbol of the town, and visited by thousand of tourists every year, which recently celebrated 500 years from their construction. It is the first time that such a big event takes place there.
The lucky fifty five thousands people to get the tickets (it seems the date is already sold out), will crowd the green grass under the walls singing and dancing with their favorite rock n roll band. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood for this upcoming tour, are preparing a new stage and new performances.
Lucca Summer Festival
The Lucca Summer Festival is the main event of the Tuscan Summer for music and on this year falls its 20th anniversary. Music icons as David Bowie, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joe Cocker, the Eagles, the Cranberries, Toto, Simply Red, Backstreet Boys, John Legend, and my fav Arcade Fire, are only a few of the artists that played over the last two decades.
The main stage is in picturesque Piazza Napoleone, also named by locals as Piazza Grande, built on 1806 under the Napoleonic Empire in place of houses, post offices, salt warehouses, and even of a church, with the intent to give more importance to the Palazzo Ducale, cornerstone of the public life in Lucca at that time.
This summer the program includes international artists the likes of as Pet Show Boys, Robbie Williams, Ms Lauren Hill, Green Day, Kasabian, Imagine Dragons, and the Maestro Ennio Morricone (Oscar in 2016 for the Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight soundtrack and winner of three Grammy Awards).
The edition of 2017 will end with bang with the awaited performance of the stars of rock n roll, The Rolling Stones.
Stones – No filter European tour: the dates
These are the cities where The Rolling Stones will perform this Summer and autumn with their Stones No Filter Tour:
9th September 2017 – Hamburg – Stadtpark
12th September 2017 – Munich – Olympic Stadium
16th September 2017 – Spielberg – Red Bull Ring
20th September 2017 – Zurich – Letzigrund Stadium
23th September 2017 – Lucca – Lucca Summer Festival
27th September 2017 – Barcelona – Olympic Stadium
30th September 2017 – Amsterdam – Amsterdam Arena
3rd October 2017 – Copenhagen – Parken Stadium
9th October 2017 – Dusseldorf – Esprit Arena
12th October 2017 – Stockholm – Friends Arena
15th October 2017 – Arnhem – GelreDome
19-22th October 2017 – Paris – France U Arena
The Rolling Stones will perform for the first time in Tuscany in their life. They say that Tuscany always holds a great appeal to them. As Tuscans we are so proud to know that, and we are sure that we won’t be disappointed by their great show under the historical walls of Lucca.
If you are attending the concert you may be interested in reading our post about what to see in Lucca.