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Exclusive Update: Rolling Stones Concert Tix Will Go on Sale Next Week


Exclusive UPDATE: The Rolling Stones will indeed play a few 50th anniversary concerts. And I am told they will go on sale next week— a press release will go out on Monday I am told. Ticketmaster will handle the sales. All hell is going to break loose, too. This is an update from my earlier post about sales this weekend. What’s the hold up? “Not everything is done,” my source says. Even the documentary, “Crossfire Hurricane,” is not completely ready for the London Film Festival debut next week. So be patient.

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What I’m told: confirmed dates are the last week of November at the O2 Arena in London. Approximately December 15th and 16th– or thereabouts– are set for the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The dates for the Barclays Center in Brooklyn are coming, but not agreed to yet.

This column was first to break the Prudential Center news two weeks ago. We were also first to tell you about Barclays and O2.

So what’s been the delay? Money, money, money. The Stones want it. Richard Branson is putting up $25 million to make all this happen with the concert promoter Paul Dainty.

Once all the London-New York shows are sold, look for more dates. You know that Los Angeles and a few other big cities are guaranteed in 2013. It’s only rock and roll, but we like it!

Meantime, HBO has a premiere scheduled for the Stones documentary “Crossfire Hurricane” by Brett Morgan set for November 13th in New York.

Keep refreshing, stay tuned…And PS, everyone is very healthy…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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