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The Rolling Stones Announce Warm-Up Concert in Paris

The Rolling Stones
are continuing to excite fans by cramming in more 50th anniversary activities before the year’s end.

In the time leading up to some of the most anticipated concerts in years, the Stones have been building anticipation by releasing statements, new music and announcing to play small warm up gigs.

This morning, the classic rockers took to Twitter to make yet another announcement: “The Rolling Stones are playing a short warm-up gig tonight, Thursday 25th Oct, in Paris."

And this isn’t the first time the Stones are playing a few low-key “practice” gigs before a series of shows.

Eleven days before the launch of 2005’s Bigger Bang Tour, the Stones played at the Phoenix Concert Theater in Toronto.

That show, which featured hits like “Brown Sugar” and “Dead Flowers”, is now available for download on the band’s official online archive.

Additionally, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger recently sat down for an interview with Rolling Stone, and revealed that former members Mick Taylor and Bill Wyman will be on board for the shows to sit in on a few songs.

Other names the dynamic duo dropped as possible guests were Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck.

The Rolling Stones will hit the O2 Arena in London on November 25th and 29th and then rock New Jersey’s Newark Prudential Center on December 13th and 15th.

For more information on the upcoming shows head to the Rolling Stones’ official website.