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Rolling Stones treat 27 fans to surprise Paris gig

© Photo: AFP

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-02-15

A handful of Rolling Stones fans in Paris enjoyed a Valentine’s Day to remember on Friday after being treated to an impromptu and extremely intimate gig by the band.

The fans were gathered outside a recording studio in Bondy in the northeastern suburbs of Paris, where the Rolling Stones have been rehearsing for their upcoming 14 ON FIRE tour, when they were invited in to hear the band play, Le Parisien reported.

“I was there since this morning,” one of the lucky fans told the French daily. “At around 2.30pm, a member of the Stones’ entourage came out and wrote a number on our hands. At the time there were 27 of us. We were all brought inside.”

The band then played a set of seven songs, including hits such as “Paint It Black” and “Sympathy For The Devil” as well as 2012 single “Doom And Gloom”.

And as an added bonus, former Stone Mick Taylor joined the band on guitar for a rendition of the song “Silver Train”, rarely heard at live performances by the group in recent years.

"What can you say?” said a fan named Jeanne after the performance. “As they say, it’s only rock ‘n’ roll, but the Stones are the best and you absolutely need to see them live.”

The Rolling Stones open their 14 ON FIRE tour next Friday February 21st in Abu Dhabi. They will play a total of 14 shows in Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Date created : 2014-02-15

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