The Rolling Stones announced an intimate concert gig in Paris for a measly $20 on Twitter Thursday. Naturally, fans immediately started lining up to get their hands on the 350 tickets available, and they sold out immediately. But don't worry, there may be more surprise intimate shows in the near future.
The Rolling Stones are back with a new album, “GRRR!,” as well as a handful of dates in London and in New Jersey to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The Rolling Stones had announced the intimate gig at La Trabendo in Paris and the tickets, being sold for 15 euros, roughly $20, sold out instantly. The show followed Thursday evening.
The La Trabendo show was the first time the Stones have stepped on stage in five years. The setlist, according to The Rolling Stones' Twitter started off with “Route 66,” followed by “It’s Only Rock N Roll (But I Like It),” “Shattered,” “When The Whip Comes Down,” “Champagne And Reefer,” “Doom and Gloom,” “Miss You,” “Start Me Up,” “Midnight Rambler” and “Tumbling Dice.” The encores were “Jumpin’ Jack Flash!” and “Brown Sugar.” The show lasted around an hour.
The band had previously announced four shows, two at London’s 02 Arena (Nov. 25 and 29) and two at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (Dec. 13 and 15). But fear not, fans, as the Rolling Stones may be planning a larger tour. As Keith Richards told Rolling Stone, "My experience with the Rolling Stones is that once the juggernaut starts rolling, it ain't gonna stop. So without sort of saying definitely yes – yeah. We ain't doing all this for four gigs!"
But that’s not at all. While The Rolling Stones are rehearsing in Paris, intimate shows may be popping up in the near future as well. They have previously used the pseudonym of The Cockroaches to play surprise shows and may be dusting off the name. Speaking to NME, Ron Wood said, “There’s going to be little club gigs that we’re gonna surprise ourselves to do as well, so look out for any Cockroaches gigs or whatever! I don’t know who we’ll be billed as, but we’ll turn up somewhere and put a few to the test. Tiny, 200, 300 people kind of places.”
For fans who couldn’t get $95 tickets for the Prudential Center show, or don’t want to pay the thousands of dollars for tickets found on StubHub, there may yet be more Stones dates soon.
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