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Rolling Stones tour coming to Raleigh?

Mick Jagger gets the crowd started up as the Rolling Stones play Wallace Wade Stadium Saturday October 8, 2005 at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, NC.
Mick Jagger gets the crowd started up as the Rolling Stones play Wallace Wade Stadium Saturday October 8, 2005 at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, NC. cliddy@newsobserver.com

The Rolling Stones’ upcoming U.S. tour includes a July 1 date at NC State University’s Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh. That’s the unofficial word in this report, which notes that the news might become official within the next few days.

Ray Brincefield, assistant athletic director of facilities at NC State, would not confirm the date or whether the Stones were playing Raleigh at all.

“I don’t think we have a comment,” Brincefield said Tuesday afternoon. “That’s about all I should say about it right now.”

The Stones last played the Triangle in 2005, a concert at Duke University’s Wallace Wade Stadium. Carter-Finley has not had a concert since U2 played there in October 2009.

Rumors about the Stones’ U.S. itinerary, including Raleigh, have been swirling for weeks. According to the report, Raleigh is one of the tentative cities on the Stones’ route along with Los Angeles, San Diego, Minneapolis, Nashville, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis and others. The report said the formal announcement would be out the middle of this week.

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