“I was born in a crossfire hurricane / And I howled at my ma in the driving rain / But it’s all right now, in fact, it’s a gas!” — The Rolling Stones, “Jumping Jack Flash”
Spin Magazine: When the Stones released that single in 1968, in their mid-twenties and a mere six years into their career, they couldn’t have had any idea that said storm was going to carry them as far as it has. The seminal rock and roll band is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, and the gas is still flowing. Mixed metaphors aside, they’ve just announced a comprehensive documentary called Crossfire Hurricane, coming to U.S. audiences via HBO on November 15, and the U.K. via BBC and select theaters.
The Stones are also rumored to have a pair of two-night stints in the works before the year is out, their first concerts since 2007, set to go down at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and the O2 Arena in London. Last but hardly least, they went into a Paris studio last week to record a couple of new songs for a new box set.
No official announcement about dates and ticket sales has been made. A Barclays Center spokesman declined to comment to Newsday about the shows. However, Billboard quotes an unnamed source saying that the band will be paid $25 million to play four shows — two in London and the two in Brooklyn — with the tour promoted by Virgin’s Richard Branson and Australian promoter Paul Dainty.
It would be the band’s first tour since 2007′s “Bigger Bang” tour and there have been recent signs that the band’s steel wheels were starting to turn again.