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Rolling Stones Play for an Hour in Paris Club

Oct. 26, 2012
Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones took the stage at a small nightclub in Paris on Thursday and played for about an hour only a few hours after announcing the gig on Twitter.

The band announced the concert at the 700-seat Le Trabendo earlier in the day. It was the first public performance in five years for lead singer Mick Jagger and guitarists Keith Richards and Ron Wood, the band said. They played about 12 songs, including Doom and Gloom from their new album Grrrr!

The Rolling Stones' announcement on Twitter let fans know tickets would cost 15 euro ($19.50) and it told them where they could buy them. Fans immediately started lining up to buy tickets and they sold out immediately.

The Rolling Stones began with Route 66, a cover version that recalled the early days of the band, which is celebrating 50 years on its current tour. Richards embellished the song with a guitar solo.

The band is scheduled to play two sold-out concerts in London. Tickets to those shows cost up to 500 euro.



Source: Copyright 2012 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH