Rolling Stones Add Another U.S. Date — the First of Many?
Rockers take Brooklyn's Barclays Center on December 8
Despite having already sold old out a pair of arena shows at nearby-ish Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center arena — and having probably sold a good number of those unapologetically expensive tickets to New Yorkers — the Rolling Stones are now extending the American run of their “50 and Counting” mini-tour at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on December 8.
The concert, which borrows the name of new song “One More Shot,” will also be broadcast live via WWE pay-per-view. The Stones entered talks with Barclays more than two months ago, the New York Times reports, after it became evident that Madison Square Garden couldn’t accommodate them. The Jersey shows were seen as confirmation that all NYC plans had been nixed.
Naturally, the late addition of a fifth date fuels the question, will more shows be added? Especially considering the other four — November 25 and 29 at London’s O2 Arena and December 13 and 15 at Prudential — are fresh outta tickets. And as Keith Richards told the BBC, “I don’t think that this band is gonna wind up all of this for four shows. I think they want to do something for the end of the year, and I think next year probably looks like it’s on.”
Tickets for the Barclays gig go on sale November 19. The Stones GRRR! compilation, which also includes new song “Doom and Gloom,” is out November 13, the same day that Brett Morgen’s retrospective Crossfire Hurricane documentary receives its New York premiere. HBO will screen the film for much, much wider audiences on November 15.