Photos: The Rolling Stones Rock Out At The Fonda For Surprise Show
Los Angeles went aflutter with excitement yesterday as the Rolling Stones announced a secret (okay, not so secret), last-minute concert at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Hollywood.
The rock gods—with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood and Charlie Watts all on stage—performed their classic 1971 Sticky Fingers album in its entirety on stage to an intimate crowd at the Fonda, which only has a 1,200-person capacity, the L.A. Times reports. (Sticky Fingers is going to be re-issued next month.) Among the crowd were some celebs from the likes of Harry Styles to Jack Nicholson and Bruce Willis. This Los Angeles show kicked off their 15-city ZIP Code tour through the states.While they didn't perform the songs in the same order as the original Sticky Fingers album, they did do all the hits, like "Wild Horses" and "Brown Sugar" in their 90-minute set, which they started off with "Start Me Up." And as a tribute to B.B. King, who sadly passed away last week, the biggest band in the world performed "Rock Me Baby" in honor of the music legend during their encore. They also did their own rendition of Otis Redding's "I Can't Turn You Loose."
Rolling Stone, the music outlet, not the band (we know, it's very meta), posted this video of some of the performances:
According to the Times, the band asked all their fans to leave their smartphones and cameras at home, and if they didn't, they had to check them in at the door. But some folks were sneaky and got some snapshots in:
Here are some more photos of the performance:
The last time the Rolling Stones announced that they were doing a tour in the states, they also did another intimate and "secret" concert at the even smaller venue, the Echoplex, back in 2013.The way they announced the Fonda show was by unfurling a banner alongside a building in Hollywood yesterday with the Stones iconic tongue and lips logo, accompanied by the Hollywood ZIP code 90028. The tickets went on sale, but almost instantly sold out. We have some photos below of the very lucky fans who managed to snag tickets, lined up outside right before the show at the Fonda and donning all their Stones apparel.
Here's the set list: