The Rolling Stones have revealed the band will return to the States and UK for a more extensive tour, including a huge one-off gig at London’s Hyde Park, living up to Keith Richards vow to tour more in 2013.
The Stones will perform at Hyde Park on 13th July, making their triumphant return to the venue they first played in 1969. Mick Jagger told the BBC that he is expecting frenzied fans will jump the fence if that’s what it takes to be a part of the show, a prospect that the legendary frontman seems excited about:
“It won’t be free completely, no. But I’m sure there’s still room over the fence for a few free ones… I’m not obsessed with ticket prices.”
He might do well to be obsessed – ticket prices have been released and bottom of the barrel GA are going to set you back just shy of AU$140, while top-shelf tix sit at a whopping AU$430. It’s not hard to see why they decided to tour more – looks like Stones fans without Glastonbury tickets are compensating for the band’s reduced appearance fee at that festival.
Prior to Hyde Park, the band will return to America and tour the USA beginning in LA on 13th May and finishing on 18th June in Philadelphia. The band will then headline Glastonbury 2013 at the end of June before their Hyde Park gig in July
The Rolling Stones have definitely caught the travel bug after playing 5 50th Anniversary Shows towards the end of 2012. As Jagger explained the band, want to keep the momentum rolling:
“We had such a great time playing the five concerts last year, we want to keep it going! Hyde Park holds such great memories for us and we can’t think of anywhere better to perform to our UK fans this summer.”
K.Rich seconded Jagger’s sentiment, adding that at heart The Rolling Stones are still a touring band that lives to perform before their fans:
“We all had such a ball last year, and the energy between the band is so good. We can’t wait to get back on that stage where the Stones belong.
“From day 1 at rehearsals it sounded so fresh. You could tell that everybody was dying to get their teeth into it… It is the life and blood of us to play in front of people.”
Still no word on whether they’ll replenish their life and blood on Australian soil this year. Stay tuned.