Stones Gear Up for Glastonbury
With the Rolling Stones having wrapped their final North American dates of the year, on Monday night (June 24th) in Washington, D.C., all eyes are now on the band’s massive UK festival gigs. The New York Daily News reported that during the tour-closing gig, Mick Jagger had fun with the D.C. crowd, taking a swipe at President Obama and the government’s “recently disclosed surveillance programs,” joking, “I don’t think President Obama is here tonight. But I’m sure he’s listening in.”
On Saturday (June 29th), the Stones will play their first UK gig of the year and make their debut at Britain’s legendary Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm. Following that, the band will return to London’s Hyde Park on July 6th for the first time since July 5th, 1969 to play the first of two shows — the second being set for July 13th — which, as of now, marks the end of the band’s 50 & Counting Tour dates.