Even a band with 50 years under their belt need to warm up before heading out on tour. The Rolling Stones have checked in via their new found love, Twitter, announcing they will be playing a show in Paris…Tonight!
Not too many bands will manage to pull off a total sold-out crowd with 4 hours notice, but it goes without saying that tickets to the Trabendo, an intimate 700-seat theatre in the Parc de la Villette area of Paris, will sell out in no time at all.
Fans were directed to the Virgin Megastore on Paris’s Champs Elysees, where they can purchase tickets – good ol’-fashioned line-out-the-door kinda thing. Man, what a line it must have been.
Everything else about the show is strictly old school. Names will be printed on the tickets and you’ll need photo ID to get in. Once in you will be given a wristband, and from that point on, no mobile phones, cameras or any sort of recording device will be tolerated, so we’ll probably have to wait until well after the show for all the goss.
As Ronnie Woods explained to NME, this might not be a one-off thing, “There’s going to be little club gigs that we’re gonna surprise ourselves to do as well, we’ll bung a few in next week or the week after, 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.” Annadale Hotel anyone?
The world is currently caught in a bit of a Rolling Stones frenzy with all that’s happening in anticipation of their golden anniversary, Australians included as per Mick’s recent comment that he hopes to come Down Under soon.
The Rolling Stones are playing a short warm-up gig tonight, Thursday 25th Oct, in Paris
— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) October 25, 2012