Universal Music GroupThe Rolling Stones are planning to play a few impromptu concerts at small venues in the coming days as they prepare for their 50 & ******** Tour dates in November and December. Guitarist Ronnie Wood tells NME, "There's going to be little club gigs that we're gonna surprise ourselves to do as well, we'll [play] a few in next week or the week after."
The rocker suggest that the group may perform under the previously used Stones alias The Cockroaches or perhaps another moniker, adding, "We'll turn up somewhere and put a few to the test. Tiny, 200-, 300-people kind of places."
The band currently is rehearsing in Paris, leading NME to speculate that the surprise club shows likely will take place in the French capital. Wood says The Stones are taking the practice sessions very seriously, insisting that he and his band mates "wanna give 200 percent" when they perform.
"We're all making a concentrated effort of being there on time every day," he reveals. "We start at three o'clock in the afternoon, we go through to dinner time, we have one break and so far everything has been [like] an operation, nose to the grindstone."
The Rolling Stones' 50 & ******** concerts are scheduled for November 25 and 29 at London's O2 Arena and December 13 and 15 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
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