A lot of old rockers will fill Arrowhead Stadium this summer when the Rolling Stones after nearly 40 years makes a return to Kansas City.
Sure, there will be some non-baby boomers in the crowd. But overall people can expect the 60s and older Social Security-, Medicare-set to fill the seats at the Truman Sports Complex. Baby boomers were born from 1946 to 1964, which puts them at ground zero for the emergence of rock ’n’ roll as a world-changing, culture-blending, crossover racial music phenomenon.
The stadiums date back to when the Rolling Stones first played in Kansas City on June 22, 1972, at Municipal Auditorium.
The original fans of rock music need to continue to have fun, too. The Rolling Stones’ 15-stop North American summer tour will land at Arrowhead on June 27, The Kansas City Star reports. Tickets go on sale soon.
The British rock group’s last Kansas City concert was on April 6, 1999, at Kemper Arena. The band is too popular now for such a small venue or even the newer Sprint Center.
The members of the Rolling Stones also aren’t the young swingers they once were. For example, decades-long lead singer Mick Jagger, born July 26, 1943, is a solid 71 years old. Keith Richards also is age 71. Ronnie Wood is 67.
The band was formed in London in 1962 when those guys were just young pups just like the fans who still adore their ability to rock on!