Zac Brown Band to open for the Rolling Stones at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Nov. 11



The Stones tour began Sept. 20 with a dedication to the late Charlie Watts.

The Atlanta-based Zac Brown Band will open for the Rolling Stones on their Atlanta date Nov. 11 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Tickets are still available for the show, starting at $64.50 on the third level with floor seats at $494.50.

The Southern rock band has become a big arena act themselves over the years, with four platinum albums and 13 No. 1 country hits. It has been touring as a headliner this year with a new album “The Comeback” due out Oct. 15. The current single “Same Boat” is at No. 16 on the Mediabase 24/7 country airplay chart.

The Rolling Stones recently suffered the loss of their drummer Charlie Watts, who died last month at age 80. At their first concert date, a private show at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Monday, Mick Jagger addressed the crowd, saying, “We all miss Charlie so much. We miss him as a band, we miss him as friends on and off the stage. We’ve got so many memories of Charlie and I’m sure some of you who have seen us before have memories of Charlie as well. I hope you will remember him like we do. We’d like to dedicate this show to Charlie. Let’s have a drink to Charlie!”

This will be the Stones’ first concert appearance in Atlanta since 2015 at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Before that, they appeared twice at Philips Arena in 2005 and 2006 and at Turner Field in 2002. In the 1990s, they did two dates at the Georgia Dome. They also performed at Bobby Dodd in 1989. Before that, they held concerts at the Fox Theatre and the Omni.

Here are the upcoming dates:

Sept. 26: St. Louis, The Dome at America’s Center

Sept. 30: Charlotte, North Carolina, Bank Of America Stadium

Oct. 4: Pittsburgh, Heinz Field

Oct. 9: Nashville, Tennessee, Nissan Stadium

Oct. 14: Los Angeles, SoFi Stadium

Oct. 17: Los Angeles, SoFi Stadium

Oct. 24: Minneapolis, U.S. Bank Stadium

Oct. 29: Tampa, Florida, Raymond James Stadium

Nov. 2: Dallas, Cotton Bowl Stadium

Nov. 6: Las Vegas, Allegiant Stadium

Nov. 11: Atlanta, Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Nov. 15: Detroit, Ford Field

Nov. 20: Austin, Texas, Circuit of The Americas

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