As expected, the Rolling Stones announced two shows for London’s O2 Arena and Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center.
As expected, the Rolling Stones announced two shows for London’s O2 Arena and Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center. The shows, which are part of the band’s 50 And Counting dates, will take place on November 25th and 29th in London and December 13th and 15th in Newark. A pay-per-view screening of the December 15th show will be distributed by World Wrestling Entertainment as One More Shot, and broadcast live the night of the concert. The Stones last performed in public on October 6th, 2006 when they wrapped their massive A Bigger Bang Tourin Regina, Saskatchewan’s Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field.
To the dissapointment of hard-core fans, former members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor are not — officially — a part of the upcoming shows, but the band’s video teaser — featuring Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ron Wood — did promise “a few friends joining us.”
Despite the fact that the band is playing Newark, New Jersey — not a New York venue — Mick Jagger said in the announcement: “Everybody loves a celebration, and London and New York are two good places to do it in!”
Keith Richards added: “Sorry to keep you all hanging around but the waiting is over. I’ve always said the best place for rock n’ roll is on the stage and the same is true for the Stones. I’m here with Mick, Charlie and Ronnie and everything is rocking. See you very soon!
- The ticket prices for the Newark shows run from somewhat fair to the ridiculous, with only two tiers of tickets available — $95.00 plus $19.80 in service fees coming out to $114.80 and $750.00 plus $63.00 in fees coming out to $813.00. Without adding in the service fees in the UK, the tickets for the Stones’ O2 shows range in price from $152.60 to $602.50.