The Rolling Stones have announced a brand new leg of their recent 50 And Counting tour across the US and UK this year, adding to their headline slot at the Glastonbury Festival, while also performing at the British Summer Time festival in July.
The iconic rock band will be taking to the stage on July 6, almost 44 years to the day since they first performed at Hyde Park, and just a mere few days after they headline this year's Glastonbury Festival.
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts will be performing at the British Summer Time gig as part of their 50 And Counting tour, which kicked off last November and will return with a stint across North America later this year.
The Rolling Stones will be headlining the British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park (Packshot)
Revealing their excitement for the news, Mick said in a statement: “We had such a great time playing the five concerts last year, we want to keep it going! Hyde Park holds such great memories for us and we can’t think of anywhere better to perform to our UK fans this summer.”
Guitarist Keith added: “We all had such a ball last year, and the energy between the band is so good, we can’t wait to get back on that stage where the Stones belong.”
AEG Live's Rob Hallett said the concert will be the hottest ticket in town this summer: “This will be the biggest gig of the summer in London. The Rolling Stones are a true British institution and the true spirit of rock n roll. Their return to Hyde Park is a landmark event."
“We can’t wait to welcome The Rolling Stones back to Hyde Park. The Barclaycard presents British Summer Time is a new era for music events in Hyde Park so what better way to celebrate that then to have the original headliners return to where it all started,” Linda Lennon CBE, Chief Executive of The Royal Parks added.
Supporting The Rolling Stones will be The Temper Trap, Gary Clark Jr, King Charles and Palmer Violets. Tickets for the BST Hyde Park gig go on sale at 9am on Friday 5 April.