The Rolling Stones visit Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Oct. 29 for what some are calling the state’s biggest rock show of the year. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood (along with a small army of backing musicians) are soldiering on following the recent passing of drummer Charlie Watts. They will then return to Florida for a Nov. 23 gig at Seminole Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, closing out their worldwide No Filter tour that started in 2017.
Interestingly, though, those won’t be the first historic Rolling Stones events that have happened here in Florida.
The Sarasota Herald Tribune reports on how the band’s relationship with the Sunshine State dates back to the 1960s. In fact, the renowned Japanese fashion photographer Yashuro “Hiro” Wakabayashi shot the Stones right here on Sanibel Island for the cover of their 1976 album “Black and Blue” (photo shown above).
Among several connections to Florida, Mick Jagger just bought a home last year in Lakewood Ranch, about two hours north of Ocean’s Reach.
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