The Rolling Stones played another “secret” show last night when they hit the stage in a 700-capacity club in Los Angeles. View a short video from the band below.
Just an hour’s notice was given that tickets were on sale for the gig at Echoplex in the city’s Echo Park area. They were priced just and offered on a lottery basis, with lucky buyers asked to put on a wristband and have a photo taken for ID purposes.
Local TV news station KTLA reported that more than 2000 people had queued up for the chance to see Mick Jagger and co, with many of them remaining outside the venue even after they knew they had no chance of getting in.
The band appeared with former member Mick Taylor and other guests Darryl Jones, Chuck Leavell, Bernard Fowler, Lisa Fischer and Bobby Keys, playing a 14-song set ahead of the tour, which kicks off on Friday.
British pop band New Build were the first to announce the Stones’ plans after their appearance at the Echoplex was cancelled to make way. They released a series of tweets pretending they wanted a showdown over the change, saying: “Right, that’s it. The Rolling Stones have nicked our gig at the Echo. This time it’s personal. Going down to have a word with Mick. Looking forward to having it out with them.”
Later they added: “Satisfactory compromise all round. Mick seems like a good lad. Good luck to ‘em, I’m sure they’ll go far. In exchange for their security not pummelling the absolute living shit out us, we will henceforth stop bitching about them stealing our show.”
But some Stones fans didn’t get the joke, with responses including: “Get the fuck over it. U guys suck, they’re The Stones” and “Don’t be hate’n your six fans will find you easy enough.”
You Got Me Rocking
She’s So Cold
Live With Me
Street Fighting Man
That’s How Strong My Love Is
Just My Imagination
Love In Vain (with Mick Taylor)
Midnight Rambler (with Mick Taylor)
Start Me Up
Jumpin’ Jack Flash