Even the Rolling Stones are Cheering for the Toronto Raptors
Published Jun 13, 2019The Rolling Stones are a few weeks away from playing the wilds of Oro-Medonte, ON, and run no risk of having their show postponed or cancelled due to the success of the Toronto Raptors. That hasn't stopped Mick, Keith and co. from cheering on Canada's quest for an NBA title.
Billboards have appeared in Toronto ahead of the Stones' June 29 show alongside the Beaches and the Glorious Sons, featuring the classic rock band's iconic lips logo in a Canadian colour scheme, with a Raptors logo on the tongue.
As you can see in the photo below, the billboard reads "You Got Me Rocking" — not only in reference to their 1994 single, but also to the effect that Canada's lone NBA franchise has had on the country over the course of their historic playoff run.
SPOTTED: Billboards with the @RollingStones trademark lips stamped with the @Raptors logo are popping up everywhere to cheer on the home team 🇨🇦 #CANADAROCKS— Burl's Creek (@BurlsCreek) June 13, 2019
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In paying homage to Raptors fans lining the streets to view the games outside of Toronto's Scotiabank Arena, additional viewing parties have popped up across Canada.
The Oro-Medonte date marks the Stones' lone Canadian stop on their "No Filter" tour. As previously reported, frontman Mick Jagger underwent a heart valve replacement procedure in April.