The Rolling Stones announce 60th anniversary UK shows including return to Hyde Park

14 March 2022, 10:00 | Updated: 26 September 2023, 13:06

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By Mayer Nissim

This could be the last time... The Rolling Stones announce some giant UK anniversary shows.

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The Rolling Stones celebrate their 60th anniversary this year the only way they know how – on the road with some absolutely massive concerts.

The band have today confirmed rumours of a full European tour, which includes two London shows and one in Liverpool.

The Rolling Stones play their BST Hyde Park shows on Saturday June 25, and Sunday, July 3.

The first gig puts the Stones on stage at the same time that former Beatles star Paul McCartney headlines the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.

McCartney and Stones frontman Mick Jagger re-sparked their on-off rivalry earlier this year with some barbs aimed at each other in the press and on stage.

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The Rolling Stones - Sixty poster. Picture: BST Hyde Park

Tickets for the Hyde Park shows go on general sale this Friday, March 18 at 10am, with an American Express presale starting 10am today (March 14), and Rolling Stones Fanclub and BST Hyde Park presales starting on Wednesday (March 16).

Prices start at £79.95.

The Rolling Stones also pay Anfield Stadium in Liverpool on Thursday, June 9.

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The band have promised to play a collection of hits like 'Satisfaction', 'Paint It Black', 'Tumbling Dice', 'Sympathy for the Devil' and 'Gimme Shelter', as well as other massive songs from the past 60 years.

AEG Presents exec Jim King said: "Whenever Hyde Park is mentioned, it’s impossible not to think of The Rolling Stones.

"Two nights on June 25th and July 3rd cap off an incredible line up for BST Hyde Park 2022 but nobody brings it like the Stones when they’re on home turf in London."

The Rolling Stones: Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
The Rolling Stones: Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards. Picture: J Bourquet

These will be the first UK Stones shows since the death of their long-standing drummer Charlie Watts, and will see Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood joined by Watts's live replacement Steve Jordan.

The band made their live debut at London's Marquee Club on July 12, 1962.

The Rolling Stones played an era-defining show at Hyde Park in 1969, shortly after the death of founding member Brian Jones,

They returned for two sell-out shows in 2013, which was filmed and released as Sweet Summer Sun: Hyde Park Live, directed by Paul Dugdale.