This has been in the rumor mill for a while but we can confirm that the Stones are coming back to China
for a show at the Mercedes-Benz Arena
, March 12.
The line-up for this show is the real deal: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood, plus Mick Taylor, who was a member of the band from 1969-1974. They were last here back in 2006 when they performed at the Shanghai Grand Stage, which was their first ever Mainland China show. Fittingly perhaps, this tour is sponsored by Prudential, the UK's largest pensions provider... Boom boom!
Tickets go on sale on Monday at 5pm. SmartTicket will have them, and the prices will start at 480rmb and go up to 2880rmb. Then there are VIP packages that get you into some kind of lift that hovers over the stage or something, those go for 3880, 5880 and 8880rmb. Much more info and hype as we get it.