Walk the Moon to open for Rolling Stones at Comerica

Adam Graham
The Detroit News

Walk the Moon just got shot into space.

The pop-rock act will open for the Rolling Stones July 8 at Comerica Park, promoters announced Tuesday.

“Some rock-n-roll pipe dreams do come true,” Walk the Moon frontman Nicholas Petricca said in a statement. “We’ve called our moms, we’ve bought new shoes, and we are honored and ecstatic to open for the legendary Rolling Stones.”

It’s only a few hundred feet from the band’s last Detroit concert, last month at the Fillmore Detroit, but symbolically it’s a huge leap forward for the Cincinnati band who is currently climbing the charts with “Shut Up and Dance.” The shimmery anthem is No. 5 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

While the Ohio band is opening up for the Stones in Detroit, one of our own is doing the duty in Ohio: Kid Rock has been announced as the opener of the Stones’ May 30 concert in Columbus. Maybe this friendly talent swap shows our two states can play nice after all.

Those feeling miffed that Rock isn’t opening the Detroit concert have 10 reasons not to, all in the form of Rock’s upcoming homestand at DTE Energy Music Theatre. Rock plays his backyard amphitheater Aug. 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 19, 21 and 22.

The Stones’ ZIP Code tour kicks off Sunday in San Diego and wraps July 15 in Quebec. It’s the legendary rockers’ first Detroit concert since a 2005 engagement at Comerica Park, save for the band’s performance at halftime of Super Bowl XL in 2006.