Sacrebleu! The city of love, Paris, will apparently host the Stones' secret warm-up for their debt-causing London and New Jersey shows next month, according to Ronnie Wood.
Chatting yesterday, the Stones' man talked about their 50th Anniversary shows and how effective their practice routines have been. "We’re all making a concentrated effort of being there on time every day, we start at three o’clock in the afternoon, we go through to dinner time, we have one break and so far everything has been [like] an operation, nose to the grindstone. We wanna give 200 per cent."
Their first shows since 2007 might come under their pseudonym, The Cockroaches. If Keith Richards can survive crashing into swimming pools, strangling snakes and sniffing Charlie off of his ankles, he can survive a nuclear war. On the subject of the intimate shows, Wood revealed: "There’s going to be little club gigs that we’re gonna surprise ourselves to do as well, we’ll bung a few in next week or the week after, so look out for any Cockroaches gigs or whatever! I don’t know who we’ll be billed as but we’ll turn up somewhere and put a few to the test. Tiny, 200, 300 people kind of places."
Will it be cheaper to chance it about Paris for a few weeks than to splash out on their O2 shows' next month? You tell us.