The Rolling Stones, the biggest live-music act of all time, are dying to meet you in Petco Park on May 24 -- for a price.
Tickets go onsale to the general public here on Monday, April 13 at 10 a.m. According to the presale ticketing prices (that we took a gander at before they were sold out), it looks like the lowest priced upper deck tickets will start at $63 (some of those will have obstructed views, mind you), while most other upper deck tickets will start at $99 (some of those may be obstructed as well). Levels below that will be more expensive. The mid-level tickets we saw were priced at $173. Of course, there are fees in addition to any ticket. Expect field-level tickets to come at a significant cost. Take a look at the seating chart here.
For fans hoping to snag tickets when they go on sale, be sure to visit the ticketing website prior to 10 a.m. to get in line in the site's "waiting room." Once tickets are available for purchase, people in the waiting room will be processed first come, first served -- with tickets for the band's shows routinely selling out within 10 minutes. Get there early!
The band officially announced that they will kick off the Zip Code Tour in San Diego, with stops in 13 other cities in the U.S. before wrapping up July 15 in Quebec.
It won’t be the Stones' first rodeo in America's Finest City, of course. They appeared in the area as long ago as 1964, at the Starlight Bowl (in Balboa Park, near the San Diego Air and Space Museum), and also made appearances at the Sports Arena in 1969 and Petco Park in 2005.
A possible guest onstage with the Stones this time around will be San Diego saxophonist Karl Denson, who just returned to the area after a tour that featured local hip-hop upstarts Vokab Kompany. Denson toured with the Stones last year Down Under, joining the band in October in Australia and also performing with the band in New Zealand.
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts first got together more than 50 years ago -- taking their name from a song by bluesman Muddy Waters, they were billed as "The Rollin' Stones" -- the "g" came later. The band had its first hit, a cover of Chuck Berry's "Come On,"
in 1963, and soon became one of the world’s biggest and most influential rock acts, rivaled only by the Beatles.
The Stones have sold more than 200 million records, with hits including "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," ''Street Fighting Man" and "You Can't Always Get What You Want."
In recent years, though, much of their income has come from touring. The Bigger Bang global tour between 2005-2007 -- the band's last stadium tour in the U.S. -- reportedly earned the Stones more than $500 million.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.