Saturday, April 13, 2024

Rolling Stones Finally Make Deal for Brooklyn Show


Hey kids, it’s not all Doom and Gloom: I told you first at the end of the summer that the Rolling Stones would play at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Then things got weird as Virgin Live and the promoter Paul Dainty were busy also negotiating with the Prudential Center in Newark. But now I can tell exclusively that a Barclays date has been worked out for December 8th. It’s the only open day in the busy Barclays schedule of Nets games.

My sources say the announcement is imminent. This would make Brooklyn first before New Jersey on December 13th and 15th. Tricky stuff here: the Stones will debut their documentary “Crossfire Hurricane” on November 15th on HBO. But there’s been a real hurricane since all this stuff started. Maybe the Stones will announce a special charitable donation, or a show dedicated to the victims to help raise much needed funds for the vast numbers of homeless folks.

In any case, with Brooklyn locked down for one show, which will sell out in 2 seconds flat, my guess is a fourth show — maybe Madison Square Garden– cannot be far behind. And after that, a good ol’ fashioned tour. Stay tuned. Or as they say in Stones land now, “Grrrrr….!”

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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