Stones set to play New York and London
Back at last: the Stones
The Rolling Stones are set to play their first shows since 2007 later this year.
They’ll mark their 50th anniversary with two concerts in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and two more at London’s O2 Arena.
And while spokesmen declined to confirm the dates, Rolling Stone magazine revealed the “Navy SEAL-like operation” to keep plans secret will result in the gigs taking place in November.
Last week the Stones recorded two new songs in France, set to be included in an upcoming box set. Singer Mick Jagger later tweeted: “Had fun in the Paris studio this week!”
Ahead of the session guitarist Keith Richards said: “I’d love to get some tracks down and see what songs we’ve got. That goes along with getting the band back together and getting things moving.” He added there was “no doubt” of more Jagger-Richards material being written.
Rehearsals in April were filmed for new movie Crossfire Hurricane, which opens on November 15 and tells the story of the band’s entire career. Richards said: “80 percent of the footage has never been seen before, which amazes me – I didn’t know there was that much around.”
Meanwhile, the never-released 1965 Stones documentary Charlie Is My Darling – described as “an intimate look at the band before they became the legend” – will finally see light of day at the New York Film Festival.
It was the first film made about the band, shot in Ireland a few weeks after the band reached number one with (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction. The 2012 version has been restored and new footage has been added.
It premieres in New York on September 29 and will be released for sale on November 6.