Put the cap back on the sherry, pack away those lace doilies and re-arrange that Saga holiday to Dorset because The Rolling Stones have confirmed they will play an additional July date in London’s Hyde Park.
The new date (13th July 2013) is part of the Barclaycard presents British Summertime Festival and has been added after the 6th July date sold out in less than 20 minutes. Tickets for the 13th July date go on sale this Friday morning at 9:00am and are priced between £95 – £299 (certainly a little more reasonable than the recent O2 performances)
The support for the new date has also been confirmed and will consist of current favourites Jake Bugg, Tom Odell and The 1975. The contrast in ages between the support and main act could not be more extreme. A little something for everyone would be the best way of looking at it.
The original date of the 6th July is a celebration of 44 years almost to that day that the group played one of their (and London’s) most famous shows ever. On that day it’s estimated that crowds of between 250,000 and 500,000 perched in trees, on shoulders or anywhere where they could get a glimpse of not only the Stones but also King Crimson, Roy Harper and the late Alexis Korner. While those sorts of crowds will never be seen again in the royal park the overwhelming desire to see the Rolling Stones seems to be growing and growing.
They’ve already played sell out shows at the O2, Greenwich this year and are due to headline this year’s Glastonbury. It seems that this is either a final hurrah or that the band have some sort of second wind as they show no sign of slowing down.