The Rolling Stones are set to perform a brief warm-up show tonight at in Paris. The Paris newspaper, Le Parisien, reports that the gig will take place at Le Trabendo, a 700-seat theater in the Parc de la Villette area of the city.
Early this morning fans began lining up at the Virgin Megastore on the Champ Elysses, after the band announced that 350 tickets would be available at that location, starting at noon, at a price of 15 euros ($19.45). The Rolling Stones announced the show on Twitter, stipulating that, “Names will be printed on the tickets. On presentation of photo ID at the venue, ticket holders will receive a wristband. Doors open at 8 pm... Mobile phones, cameras, video equipment and recording devices are strictly prohibited."
Stones guitarist Ron Wood told NME.com earlier this week that the band will play a few low-key shows. “There’s going to be little club gigs that we’re gonna surprise ourselves to do as well,” he said. “We’ll bung a few in next week or the week after … tiny, 200, 300 people kind of places.”