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Ahead of their visit to Edinburgh this summer, The Rolling Stones have announced details of pop-up stores across the UK that will see some of their most famous outfits going on display.
The rock veterans, who kick off a massive UK tour later this month that brings them to the BT Murrayfield Stadium on June 9, will launch the Corner Shop installation at Selfridges stores in London, Manchester and Birmingham. Sadly, there is no news of a pop-up store in Edinburgh as yet.
For three weeks from 14 May, Stones fans will have the chance to see iconic stage wear including a green oak leaf sequin jacket worn by singer Mick Jagger at Glastonbury in 2013, and a denim jacket worn on the 1989 Steel Wheels US tour.
Other notable items include an ostrich feather cape designed by L’Wren Scott and a matador-style jacket designed by Balenciaga.
Hand painted Stones leather jackets from Schott are on offer
Fans can also get their hands on bespoke merchandise bv top designer brands including Comme De Garcons and Levi’s.
As reported recently on AAA Edinburgh, the Rolling Stones could play some brand new songs in Edinburgh.
Jagger has said that he is writing new material ahead of the rock icons’ upcoming UK tour.
“I am writing at the moment,” the 74-year-old singer told Independent IE in a recent interview.
Asked if his songs would be part of a solo album or Stones release, Jagger replied: “I’m just writing. It is mostly for the Stones at the moment.”
He added: “I don’t really think about what I have written, much. I just keep ploughing forward, really.”
In terms of touring, Jagger said recently they have no plans to retire any time soon.
“I haven’t really thought about this set of gigs being our last tour, to be honest,” he told The Sunday Post.
“There is going to come a point when we don’t want to do it anymore, for whatever reason – but I’m not thinking about that this summer.”
The Stones will kick off the tour with a gig at Dublin’s Croke Park on May 17, followed by their first ever show at the London Stadium on May 22.
The band haven’t toured in the UK for 12 years.
“We are looking forward to getting back onstage in the summer,” said Jagger. “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.”
The full list of UK dates and support acts is below.
May 22 – London Stadium, London: Liam Gallagher
May 25 – London Stadium, London: Florence + The Machine
May 29 – St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton: The Vaccines
June 2 – Coventry, Ricoh Stadium: The Specials
June 5 – Old Trafford, Manchester: Richard Ashcroft
June 9 – BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh: Richard Ashcroft
June 15 – Principality Stadium, Cardiff: Elbow
June 19 – Twickenham Stadium, London: James Bay