||I don't know if this has been confirmed or discussed before but here it is anyway.
No Doubt, Pretenders Dates With The Rolling Stones Shaping Up
Sun Jun 9, 4:57 PM ET
(6/9/02, 7 a.m. ET) -- The Rolling Stones, whose 40th anniversary tour starts September 3 in Boston, are taking two female-fronted bands along as support acts on the initial dates. The Pretenders, with Chrissie Hynde on lead vocals and guitar, will have the honor of presenting the Stones for the eight arena/stadium shows in September, while the Gwen Stefani-fronted No Doubt have been announced for three of the bigger shows in October.
There's no word on who will open the theater shows the Stones have set for the first month of the tour in Boston, Chicago, New York City, and Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.
At the press conference announcing the tour, Stones frontman Mick Jagger also said the band was considering taking Sheryl Crow, Buddy Guy, and Jonny Lang on the road.
Openers for the Stones in the past have included Stevie Wonder, Prince, Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Living Colour.
The Rolling Stones/Pretenders itinerary (subject to change):
September 3 - Boston, MA - FleetCenter
September 5 - Foxboro, MA - CMGI Field
September 10 - Chicago, IL - United Center
September 13 - Chicago, IL - Comiskey Park
September 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Veterans Stadium
September 20 - Philadelphia, PA - First Union Center
September 26 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
September 28 - East Rutherford, New Jersey - Giants Stadium
The Rolling Stones/No Doubt itinerary (subject to change):
October 12 - Detroit, MI - Ford Field
October 18 - Toronto, ON - Toronto Skydome
October 26 - Atlanta, GA - Turner Field