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Satisfaction! Rolling Stones rocks Paris with surprise gig

Published on Oct 25, 2012 7:15 PM
Rolling Stones fans queue in front of a music store to purchase tickets for a short warm-up gig in Paris on Oct 25, 2012 after the British band said that 350 tickets would be available. The Rolling Stones, who prepare for a series of 50th anniversary concerts, will perform in Paris later on Thursday for a few hundred fans who bought tickets for 15 euros (S$23) each at Virgin megastore on the emblematic Champs Elysees avenue. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

PARIS (AFP) - Rock legends the Rolling Stones were due to play a surprise mini-gig in Paris on Thursday and all 350 tickets priced at 15 euros (S$23) each were snapped up in minutes.

"The Rolling Stones are playing a short warm-up gig tonight... in Paris," the group said on Twitter, adding that the tickets would be available from 1000 GMT (6pm Singapore time) at the Virgin megastore on the emblematic Champs Elysees avenue.

"Names will be printed on the tickets. On presentation of photo ID at the venue, ticket holders will receive a wristband. Doors open at 8 pm," the message said.

"Mobile phones, cameras, video equipment and recording devices are strictly prohibited."

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