The Rolling Stones rock Paris
- By Jack Preston -
- Oct 26, 2012
The Rolling Stones sprung a surprise yesterday, as they played a spur-of-the-moment intimate gig in Paris. The warm-up show, which served as preparation for their series of shows in London and New York later this year, was the band's first live performance for five years.
The gigs, which will take place at London’s O2 Arena on November 25 and 29, and Newark's Prudential Center, Newark, on December 13 and 15, are being promoted by new global touring company Virgin Live.
The band had announced their intention to play the Trabendo show on Twitter yesterday morning, before releasing 350 £12 tickets via the Virgin Megastore located on the Champs-Elysees.
"I can't believe we're all still standing up, you'd think by now one or two of us would be sitting down, but we're not," confessed Mick Jagger to the fans lucky enough to be crammed into the Parisian venue.
The tweet sent a buzz around the French capital, with thousands of fans waiting in line for a chance to see Keith Richards et al. As they queued many fans decided to take to Twitter, some posting pictures and revealing that despite their belief that tickets had already gone, they would wait in the hope for more becoming available.
When the Stones emerged on stage, the jubilant crowd were treated to a rampaging twelve song set, including classics such as ‘Start Me Up’, ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ and ‘Brown Sugar’.
If you’d like to find out more about their upcoming shows, head over to The Rolling Stones website.