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Rolling Stones move their Miami Gardens concert up to get ahead of Hurricane Dorian

The Rolling Stones’ team has decided to move its previously scheduled concert at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens up a day due to the threat of Hurricane Dorian.

The new day is Friday, Aug. 30.

The Stones’ reps released a statement Thursday afternoon: “Due to the weather forecast, the Rolling Stones show scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Hard Rock Stadium has been moved to tomorrow night, Friday, Aug. 30. All tickets will be honored for the new date.”

But along with the change in the date, there will also be no Juanes performance. There will be no opening act for the Friday concert — the final stop on the Stones’ No Filter Tour.

Stadium doors open at 6 p.m. Friday. The Stones will go on at 8:30 p.m.

Ticket holders who can’t make the new Friday date can get a refund via Ticketmaster, a spokesperson for the Stones said.

The Stones’ camp on Twitter said that the show had to move up from Saturday because of the wind’s potential arrival.

A show any later than Saturday, they explained, would have had to be performed with no towers or screens — “and at worse, would not play at all given the uncertainty about power disruption.”

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Miami Herald Real Time/Breaking News reporter Howard Cohen, a 2017 Media Excellence Awards winner, has covered pop music, theater, health and fitness, obituaries, municipal government and general assignment. He started his career in the Features department at the Miami Herald in 1991.
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