On July 12, 1962, the Rolling Stones first went on stage at the Marquee Club in London's Oxford Street. To celebrate this fiftieth anniversary milestone, The Paley Center for Media in New York will explore how the Stones used media to reach a mass audience with a photographic exhibition documenting the last half-century and a video tribute highlighting the band's most iconic performances.
Starting November 7 and closing on January 6, 2013, the Spielberg Gallery at the Paley Center will display seventy photos -- never before exhibited together in the U.S. -- illustrating the Rolling Stones' astounding career through rarely seen material from every period of the band's history. The gallery will also feature video highlighting the Rolling Stones' most impressive TV appearances, from their first appearance on Hollywood Palace to classic Ed Sullivan shows to the Super Bowl in 2006, all from the Paley Center's unique collection. The exhibit is included with General Admission ($10 for adults; $8 for students and senior citizens; $5 for children under fourteen) and free to Paley Center Members with advance tickets available now at paleycenter.org.
Merchandise commemorating this exhibit will be available for purchase at the Paley Center Gift Shop and at rollingstones.com.
In celebration of five decades the Rolling Stones will hit the road with four concerts, two at London's O2 Arena on November 25th and 29th and two at the Prudential Center, in New Jersey on December 13th and 15th. The London dates sold out in seven minutes. Tickets for the New Jersey dates go on sale October 26th. The final New Jersey show will be telecast live via pay-per-view at 9pm ET. The pay-per-view entitled "One More Shot" will be distributed by WWE.
On November 13th the Rolling Stones will release GRRR!, a Greatest Hits collection, which includes two new songs 'Doom and Gloom' and 'One More Shot'.
A new film, 'Crossfire Hurricane', directed by Brett Morgen, chronicling the key periods of the Stones' career received its worldwide premiere on October 18th at the London Film Festival and was simultaneously screened in 250 cinemas across UK andIreland. 'Crossfire Hurricane' will premiere in the U.S. at the HBO Premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York on November 13th. 'Crossfire Hurricane' will air on HBO in the U.S. on November 15th, and broadcast on BBC Two in the UK the same month.
The Museum of Modern Art in New York City will host "The Rolling Stones: 50 Years on Film", a comprehensive film retrospective that chronicles the band from the mid-1960s until today. This exhibition will be open November 15th through December 2nd.
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