Rolling Stones postpone tour date in L.A. because of NBA playoffsBy Kelsey Fowler | April 24th, 2013 | No Comments »
The booking agent for the Los Angeles Staples Center is having a rough week. Apparently, due to the NBA playoff schedule, the opening tour date for the Rolling Stones, originally scheduled for May 2, has been pushed back to Friday, May 3 in the arena.
A post on the band’s Facebook page Tuesday night announced the L.A. kick off date for the 50 & Counting tour had to be rescheduled. The date conflicted with the potential game six of between the L.A. Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs, should they need it — NBA playoffs operate on a “best of seven” system.
But fear not, loyal L.A. Rolling Stones lovers. The post also says, “Hold on to your tickets as they will be honoured for the rescheduled date.” So British!
Still interested in joining the band on its new Friday night date? While the $85 tickets to most shows on the tour are already sold out, if you’re interested in a heftier $150 to $600 ticket you can still purchase those for the L.A. show. For the most exclusive $2,000 VIP ticket you can enjoy a “premium” reserved Price Level 1 ($600, see above) Floor ticket, VIP entrance, a pre-show buffet dinner, an “exclusive merchandise item” (oh, I hope it’s a keychain!) an official tour program, and a collectible laminate.
You know you’re a big name band when the Staples Center is just like, “Oh yep, sure, go right ahead and take the next night on the calendar, it’s no trouble sirs, no trouble at all.” It’s going to be a pretty quick turnover from the game the night before to add in the “tongue pit” pictured in the seat selection chart.
Kelsey Fowler is currently studying nothing music-related at Ithaca College. Help keep her in the loop on Twitter.