Though they’ve been a band for 50 years, even the Rolling Stones need a practice gig or two in order to warm-up for their four shows in London and Newark. Guitarist Ronnie Wood told NME that the band will be playing small gigs, possibly in Paris where the band has been practicing, in order to prepare for their arena shows at the end of November and early December.
“There’s going to be little club gigs that we’re gonna surprise ourselves to do as well, we’ll bung a few in next week or the week after, so look out for any Cockroaches gigs or whatever!,” he says. “I don’t know who we’ll be billed as but we’ll turn up somewhere and put a few to the test. Tiny, 200, 300 people kind of places.”
For those of you not aware, Cockroaches is the band’s “secret” name they use when they want to keep things small and under wraps. That being said, if you hear of any shows being played by a band of that name, you should get tickets immediately since seeing the Stones in such an intimate setting could be a once in a life opportunity.