The Rolling Stones announce five huge UK dates on No Filter tour - but the North East misses out

The Rolling Stones have announced five UK stadium dates as part of their huge No Filter tour. Pic: PA.
The Rolling Stones have announced five UK stadium dates as part of their huge No Filter tour. Pic: PA.

Keith Richards has said "there is no stopping us" as The Rolling Stones announced they will return to the UK for five live shows.

The rock legends will perform on home turf in May and June for two concerts in London as well as gigs in Manchester, Edinburgh, and Cardiff.

But there is no North East date, after Sunderland AFC turned down an approach to stage a show at the Stadium of Light.

They will also make stops in Dublin, Berlin, Marseille, Stuttgart, Prague and Warsaw.

The second part of the Stones - No Filter tour will see fans treated to hits such as Paint It Black and Brown Sugar and each night they will include a couple of unexpected tracks and randomly selected surprises.

The band will kick off at Dublin's Croke Park on May 17 ahead of the London Stadium on May 22.

The Rolling Stones will play dates in London, Manchester, Cardiff and Edinburgh.

The Rolling Stones will play dates in London, Manchester, Cardiff and Edinburgh.

They will play Manchester's Old Trafford football stadium on June 5, Edinburgh's BT Murrayfield stadium on June 9 and Cardiff's Principality Stadium on June 15.

They will wrap up the UK leg of the tour at Twickenham stadium on June 19.

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Frontman Mick Jagger, 74, said: "This part of the No Filter tour is really special for the Stones.

"We are looking forward to getting back onstage in the summer and playing to fans in the UK and Ireland.

"It's always exhilarating going to cities we haven't played for quite a while and also some new venues for us like Old Trafford and The London Stadium."

Guitarist Richards, 74, added: "It's such a joy to play with this band. There's no stopping us, we're only just getting started really."

The Rolling Stones last played in the UK in the summer of 2013 when they headlined the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury, followed by two sold-out shows in London's Hyde Park.

Guitarist and bassist Ronnie Wood, 70, said: "When I look out at the sea of people when we play all I can see is smiles.

"It's heart-warming and I'm glad we make people happy. Music makes me happy, and it makes them happy... it's infectious."

Drummer Charlie Watts, 76, added: "The Stones' audience is the glue that keeps us together.

"The best and most satisfying moment is when you are reaching the end of the show and they are all going nuts."

Tickets for the UK shows go on general sale at 9am on March 2. Dublin tickets go on sale on March 23.