Home Music 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….!”

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is 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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  1. Lets hope this happens, would be nice because I’ll be in NY that week with Danny Adler who played with rocket 88 and also Roogalator. Look it up.

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