The Rolling Stones are probably coming to Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium

After this publicity stunt, it’d be idiotic if the band didn’t.

click to enlarge A Rolling Stones banner on the Beck building on the Tampa Riverwalk, on Feb. 3, 2020. - ArmatureWorks/Twitter
A Rolling Stones banner on the Beck building on the Tampa Riverwalk, on Feb. 3, 2020.

The Rolling Stones are going to play Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium in the near future.

And if the iconic, aging rock and roll band doesn’t, then Raymond James Stadium—and the city as a whole—is going to look really fucking dumb.

The band’s iconic tongue logo is all over the Tampa Riverwalk near Tampa Armature Works, and a banner is hanging on the Beck building near Ulele. The Times has a pic of another Stones banner hanging at Raymond James Stadium.

The troll job, err, tease, comes just hours after Raymond James Stadium announced a summertime show from another classic-rock band, Guns N’ Roses,. The band itself also posted a Twitter message with the caption, “Feeling Restless.”

What’s more is that a Stones fan site that doesn’t get it wrong very often is predicting a Tampa concert along with shows in Austin, Detroit and Louisville.

So, yeah. See if you can get a loan, Stones fans—we can hear your guys knocking.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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