No simple tour bus for this lot, rock icons The Rolling Stones will arrive in Edinburgh for Saturday’s gig at BT Murrayfield in style – on their own luxury private jet.
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and co have been jetting from gig to gig on their No Filter tour in a jumbo jet-sized Boeing 767 aircraft, with the Stones’ iconic logo adorned on the side of the craft.
The twin engine aircraft has a modern and luxurious interior, with 96 first class seats, a wireless in-flight entertainment system, power charging points on every seat, and a leather couch that’s convertible to a bed, in a private, screened off area in the front cabin.
Prior to the No Filter tour kicking off last month, The Stones last played the UK five years ago – with headline performances at Glastonbury and the BST Festival – but hadn’t toured here for 12 years.
“We are looking forward to getting back onstage in the summer,” said frontman Mick Jagger when the tour was announced. “It’s always exhilarating going to cities we haven’t played for quite a while.”
“The Stones audience is the glue that keeps us together,” added drummer Charlie Watts. “The best and most satisfying moment is when you are reaching the end of the show and they are all going nuts.”
June 9 – BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
June 15 – Principality Stadium, Cardiff
June 19 – Twickenham Stadium, London