The world’s biggest Rolling Stones exhibition – the artfully dubbed Exhibitionism – will be coming to Australia in 2018, the band has announced today.
The travelling museum of Stones memorabilia opened in London this year and will move to New York next before arriving in Sydney at the end of 2018.
Exhibitionism breaks open The Rolling Stones archive presenting hundreds of items including stage costumes, rare instruments, lyric books backstage and touring paraphernalia, album art, photography, stage designs, personal diaries and heaps of behind-the-scenes footage.
On top of that there will be original works on display by Andy Warhol, Alexander McQueen Prada, Dior, Ossie Clark and plenty more.
The news was announced on The Today Show by the band, who proudly declared Sydney one of their favourite cities.
“We’ve been thinking about it for quite a long time but wanted it to be just right and on a large scale just like planning our touring concert productions,” frontman Mick Jagger says of the exhibit.
Keith Richards adds that he wants the experience not just to be about the band.
“It’s also about all the paraphernalia and technology associated with a band, like as well as the instruments that have passed through our hands over the years, that will make the exhibition really interesting,” he says.
No word yet on exactly when or where the exhibition will open. It’s also not known whether or not the band will swing by town to check it out in 2018.
The last time they were in Australia was for their tour in 2014.
Watch: The Rolling Stones Announce Exhibitionism In Sydney
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