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Rolling Stones play London in first of 50-year shows

Published on Nov 26, 2012 6:05 AM
 
The Rolling Stones were set to rock London on Sunday in their first stadium concert for five years as the band mark half a century together. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - The Rolling Stones were set to rock London on Sunday in their first stadium concert for five years as the band mark half a century together.

Excited fans who paid up to £406 (S$795) for a standard seat, and in some cases thousands of pounds more through ticket re-selling sites, gathered at London's O2 Arena for the first of two sold-out gigs there.

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood will be joined by their original bass player Bill Wyman for the first time in two decades in Sunday's concert.

The show is the first of five "50 And Counting" performances to mark the Stones' 50th anniversary, with a second show at the O2 on Thursday and three in New York and Newark, New Jersey next month.

 
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