Start 'Em Up: The Rolling Stones launch European tour leg tonight in Dublin, Ireland

Written by on May 17, 2018

Dave J Hogan/Getty Images for The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones‘ 2018 No Filter Tour of Europe gets underway tonight at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland. In advance of the concert, band members Keith Richards and Mick Jagger have taken to social media to post various messages and video clips.

Richards posted video on his Twitter account Tuesday in which he said, “Hi, everybody. I’m sitting in Dublin. Just finished the last rehearsal, the last lick of paint on the machinery, and looking forward to the show on Thursday, you know. See you there.” He also uploaded some photos of himself rehearsing onstage at Croke Park.

As for Jagger, the singer posted a video on his Twitter page of him dancing and running around on the same stage, as the 2016 rap song “Girls @” by Joey Purp plays in the background.

The Rolling Stones’ Twitter feed, meanwhile, features video snippets of the band rehearsing “Start Me Up” and what appears to be an instrumental segment of “Midnight Rambler.”

The site also is hosting a poll asking Dublin fans which of the following four songs — “Far Away Eyes,” “Angie,” “Moonlight Mile” and “Wild Horses” — they’d like to hear The Stones play at the Croke Park concert. As of Wednesday afternoon, “Wild Horses” led the poll with 38 percent of the votes.

The Stones’ No Filter Tour runs through a July 8 show in Warsaw, Poland. The European trek also includes the band’s first series of dates in their U.K. homeland in five years, as well as stops in Germany, France and the Czech Republic.

Here are all of the dates on the tour:

5/17 — Dublin, Ireland, Croke Park
5/22 — London, U.K., London Stadium
5/25 — London, U.K., London Stadium
5/29 — Southampton, U.K., St. Mary’s Stadium+
6/2 — Coventry, U.K., Ricoh Stadium+
6/5 — Manchester, U.K., Old Trafford Football Stadium
6/9 — Edinburgh, U.K., BT Murrayfield Stadium
6/15 — Cardiff, U.K., Principality Stadium
6/19 — London, U.K., Twickenham Stadium
6/22 — Berlin, Germany, Olympic Stadium
6/26 — Marseille, France, Orange Velodrome
6/30 — Stuttgart, Germany, Mercedes Benz Arena
7/4 — Prague, Czech Republic, Letnany Airport
7/8 — Warsaw, Poland, National Stadium

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