The Rolling Stones don’t play often and when they do fans can expect to pay at least $100 for their ticket. Tonight, however, the legendary band will be throwing a $20 concert in Paris as a warm-up for their 50th anniversary tour.
The band announced the concert this morning on Twitter: “The Rolling Stones are playing a short warm-up gig tonight, Thursday 25th Oct, in Paris.”
The Rolling Stones announced earlier this month that they would be playing a few gigs in London and New Jersey to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary. The band recently released their first single in 7 years and tonight they’ll put on their first concert since 2007.
Tonight’s gig will be a small show for about 700 people. So yes, not only do you get to see Mick Jagger and Keith Richards for $20, but you also get to see them in a very small venue. The band gave 350 tickets to the Virgin megastore on the Champs Élysées. Fans will be able to buy tickets for 15 euros ($19.45).
The $20 tickets are well below the price for the Stones upcoming tour. According to Reuters, cheap seats to the shows in London and New Jersey are selling for $150.
The band’s last tour, the “A Bigger Bang” tour, brought in more than $550 million and is considered the second highest grossing tour in history. The “Bigger Bang” tour lasted for two years.
The band’s most recent tour is currently scheduled for two shows at the 02 Arena in London and two shows at the Prudential Center in New Jersey.
Jagger has hinted, however, that the band could add a few more shows to the schedule.