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The Rolling Stones have announced who will be supporting them during the two shows scheduled for London’s Hyde Park to kick off their European SIXTY tour, celebrating their 60th-anniversary.
The shows, part of the BST festival this summer, will take place over two weekends on June 25 and July 3. The War on Drugs and Phoebe Bridgers are set to give support on June 25 and Sam Fender. JJ Rosa and Kelly McGrath will complete the show’s line-up.
On July 3, the Stones will see support from Sam Fender and Australia’s Courtney Barnett. Christone “Kingfish” Ingram will also perform in July, along with Dinner Party and The Flints.
Following their acclaimed No Filter tour, this latest jaunt will see Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood make their long-awaited return to their home country. They’re also set to perform at the home of Liverpool FC – Anfield, for the Stones’ first Liverpool show for over 50 years. Echo And The Bunnymen will give support for that show. It’s also notable that the band will feature drummer Steve Jordan at all shows, following the death of Charlie Watts last year.
“Two dreams in one – there’s nothing like The Rolling Stones, and there’s nowhere like Anfield,” said Ian McCulloch from Echo And The Bunnymen in a statement. “I can’t explain how unbelievably happy and proud I am that my band Echo And The Bunnymen are going to be opening up for The Rolling Stones, THE Greatest Rock & Roll band in the history of time, at Anfield, the Shrine of Life and football.
The Stones are no strangers to Hyde Park; their 1969 show Stones In The Park is known as one of the most famous concerts of all time – with between 250,000 and 500,000 in attendance.
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