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The Rolling Stones are coming to Philadelphia. Scroll down for more tour information. The Stones are touring in support of their new album, Hackney Diamonds. It's the 24th British and 26th American studio album by the band, released on October 20, 2023. The lead single, "Angry," kicked off this high-energy era for the Rolling Stones. WMMR has a long history with Mick Jagger and the Stones. “93, W, wait a minute. 93, This is Mick Jagger on WM 93.3 MR? Oh god, I’ve got to do much better than that! 933 WMMR!” [audio mp3="https://wmmr.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2023/08/Mick-Jagger-ID-The-Original-IP3-3699.mp3"][/audio] WMMR’s John Bloodwell records the famous WMMR station ID with Mick Jagger, on August 26th, 1981. Mick Jagger was coming to Philadelphia to announce the band’s plans to tour behind Tattoo You. Staffers like Charlie Kendall, Joe Bonadonna, Steve “Steveski” Sutton, and Promotion Director and Stones devotee John Bloodwell were all on hand at the location, which turned out to be JFK Stadium. They were all crammed inside a rented Winnebago, along with Scott Muni and Earle Baily from our NY sister station WNEW-FM. Sure enough, a long black limousine came through the stadium tunnel, and after coming to a stop, out popped Michael Phillip Jagger ready to beat the drum for the upcoming world tour. And guess what? It would start in Philly, in this massive old stadium, in just about a month, September 25th to be exact. Mick’s charisma and biting wit were on full display as he talked about lots of subjects, including “Why Philadelphia?” (“Well, they just gave me one of the bells!”) And responding to a TV suit’s question about still being ‘the bad boys’ of rock, Mick replied that as you get older, you get "gooder, you know, sweeter…like your grandfather’s sweet.” Eventually, the press conference ran its course and Mick posed for pictures in the vast stands of JFK. It was then that “Blood,” sprung into action, and after two separate tries, got Mick to record an ID for WMMR. Blood told him to just read it off his shirt, which is why to took a few takes. Didn’t matter to us. It was only rock n roll. And photographer Roger Barone was there to snap the photo. Read the full story here. Now, our history with the Rolling Stones continues in the present day. https://youtu.be/_mEC54eTuGw?si=IoSUAkAY4yEGqKmx The band's last album of original material was A Bigger Bang in 2005, but they continued to release occasional tracks, such as "Doom and Gloom" and "One More Shot" for the compilation GRRR! in 2012. We also got the 2020 single "Living in a Ghost Town". For years, the band toured, but when they met up as a group, it was only to rehearse for future performances, not record. Starting in 2020, Mick, Keith, Ronnie, and Charlie took to the studio, having to pause in 2021 after Charlie Watts' passing. They continued on, though, and The legendary rockers will return to the road following the success of their history-making and chart-topping studio album Hackney Diamonds, which has just received a Grammy nomination for the project’s lead single “Angry.” Showcasing a new stage and high energy that only the Stones can bring as one of the world’s most iconic artists ever, this tour will guarantee a show to remember. Stones In Philadelphia The Rolling Stones will rock The Linc on June 11, 2024, on their upcoming tour! Tickets go on sale Friday, December 1, 2023 at 10 am. We can't wait for The Stones to return to Philadelphia for their upcoming tour on June 11, 2023! Click here for contest information.