Rolling Stones in Orlando – Know Before You Go


The Rolling Stones have recently kicked off their “Zip Code” tour and will be visiting Orlando for the first in almost 20 years. Heading to the show? Hoping to snag a great seat at the last minute.

1. There will be an opening act
The band recently announced there will be an opening act for the show – The Temperance Movement. If any other shows are indications the Stones will probably hit the stage around 9pm, with The Temperance Movement getting things started at 8pm.

2. Orlando specific merchandise

A collection of Ohio State themed merch for the band's Columbus show.

A collection of Ohio State themed merch for the band’s Columbus show.

Expect shirts and a poster themed to the Orlando stop – whether it features the stadium, Orlando City Soccer Club colors/themes, or general Orlando images (the Columbus merch featured the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – a more than 2 hour drive from the show) it is anyone’s guess. Expect to pay $40+ for t shirts and posters – the good news is both have been made available before and after shows online.

3. More (great) seats could be available
Don’t have tickets yet? Don’t worry – better tickets will be released. As the stage is built in the days leading up to the show, and the insanely high VIP packages aren’t selling additional tickets will be released. Remember – tickets are available at the Amway Center box office without the massive service fees.

4. Sticky Fingers – study up!
The tour is putting a strong emphasis on the Sticky Fingers album – which is being re-released in early June. Give it an extra listen or two before the show – while no one can for certain predict the set, the band has said fans can expect to hear more songs than usual from the album. Songs such as “Bitch” and “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” haven’t been played regularly in the past but it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see them show up in the set this time around.

5. Vote on the setlist
The poll for the Columbus show.

The poll for the Columbus show.

With more hits than they could possibly squeeze into a show the band has turned to the fans to vote on songs for one slot in the set list. While you can expect to hear the big hits (“Start Me Up”, “Gimme Shelter”, “(I Can’t Get No) Satsifcation”, etc.) the voting is usually secondary tier of hits (i.e. “Let’s Spend the Night Together”, “Shattered”) as well as some deep cuts (i.e. “(Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo) Heartbreaker”). The poll is posted to the band’s official website a few days before the show.


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Living among the too-many-to-count theme parks of Orlando, FL, Andrew is always looking for an excuse to check out a show, buy some vinyl, modify (instead of play) his guitars, and eat food your mom would consider unhealthy.

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