Rock legends announce new tour dates

THE Rolling Stones are set to perform at Hanging Rock on November 8. 

The band's new performance dates were revealed on Frontier Touring's website yesterday.

The announcement comes after the band called off its Australia tour after the death of Mick Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott. 

Macedon Ranges mayor Roger Jukes said the new dates would come as a relief to people who had already purchased tickets.

"It is fantastic to see the dates set for all those people with tickets," he said. 

"For Macedon Ranges, in particular accommodation providers, restaurants, cafes and other tourism businesses, they now know when the weekend is.

"The injection that concerts like this bring is fantastic for the region." 

Mr Jukes said the week in the lead-up to the concert would be busy for businesses with the Melbourne Cup on the Tuesday and the Kyneton Cup on the Wednesday. 

"It will be a huge week," he said.

"People can go to Kyneton Cup then stay in the Macedon Ranges for a few days, then go to the concert, then drive home on Sunday after visiting a few wineries.

"It is going to be a fantastic spring." 

Kyneton's Holgate Brewhouse venue manager Rachell Cheyne said it took only a few hours after the announcement for accommodation to become fully booked. 

"Everyone was a bit down after they cancelled the tour in March," she said. 

"It is really exciting they have announced the new tour dates.

"The whole region gets a buzz out of it." 

Ms Cheyne said the brewery put on extra staff during the event.  

"We are usually run off our feet," she said. 

"The flow-on effect is great, too.

"People tend to stay in the region for a few days.

"They get to know the area and realise it isn't that far away from Melbourne."

Visit www.frontiertouring.com for more about the tour dates. 

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