The Rolling Stones surprise fans with cheap last-minute Paris concert
We might have celebrated the 50th anniversary of The Rolling Stones by posting an exclusive clip from their upcoming DVD "Charlie Is My Darling - Ireland 1965," but fans in Paris are going to get to honor the momentous year with something a little more exciting. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the rest of the rock band surprised their fans by announcing a small, last-minute concert to be held at the northern Paris venue the Trabendo later today.
"The Rolling Stones are playing a short warm-up gig tonight, Thursday 25th Oct, in Paris," the band tweeted late Wednesday (Oct. 24). "350 tickets go on sale at the Virgin Megastore, Champs-Elysees, at 12pm today, â¬15 each [roughly $19.50]. Two tickets per person. ... Mobile phones, cameras, video equipment and recording devices are strictly prohibited."
Fans began getting in line almost immediately, with the Stones tweeting photos of them lining up. As the band mentions in a tweet, this is their first concert since 2007. Earlier this month, the Rolling Stones announced they would be playing four shows to celebrate their 50th anniversary: two in London in November, and two in Newark, N.J. in December. By contrast, the tickets for those concerts range from £95 to £950, which translates to $153 and $1534.
On Nov. 12, The Rolling Stones are releasing a new compilation album called "GRRR!" that will include two new songs, one called "Doom and Gloom" and the other called "One Last Shot." "Doom and Gloom" has already been posted to the band's YouTube channel.