Stones deliver second secret show
Back in action: the Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones delivered a second secret show in Paris last night, playing to 1800 people at the city’s Theatre Mogador.
It follows their performance last Thursday at the low-capacity La Trabendo club. The band’s Ronnie Wood had previously warned fans to expect a number of test-flight performances as the band gear up for their four 50th anniversary shows next month.
Last night the Stones played It’s Only Rock’n'Roll (But I Like It), All Down The Line, You Got Me Rocking, Tumblin’ Dice, Miss You, You Can’t Always Get What You Want, Doom And Gloom, Midnight Rambler, Start Me Up, Honky Tonk Women, Jumping Jack Flash and Brown Sugar.
The band are gearing up for their gigs at London’s O2 Arena on November 25 and 26, then New Jersey’s Prudential Center on December 13 and 15.
Singer Mick Jagger says the band are trying not to make the entire experience one of nostalgia – and adds that a new album might take shape in the coming weeks.
He tells Contact Music: “If you have a 50th anniversary it’s going to be somewhat looking back. It can’t avoid it. But I tried to make sure it’s not an exercise in too much nostalgia. There’s some forward-looking part of it.”
Asked about writing new material beyond Doom And Gloom and One More Shot, which both appear on compilation release Grrr!, Jagger says: “I wouldn’t say that’s impossible.
“At the moment the band are just focusing on these two tracks and these gigs. But once this thing starts moving, it’s almost unstoppable.”
Wood adds: “We’re blessed with still being able to cut it. Sir Mick is as agile as ever – he’s like a 25-year-old. I have to settled for being a 45-year-old. Keith said, ‘How can it be our 50th anniversary? I’m only 38!’”
Meanwhile, Wood has confirmed he’s to get married for the third time. He’ll wed 34-year-old Sally Humphries, a theatre production company owner. The couple met six months ago.