The Rolling Stones have announced that they will be playing at London’s Hyde Park on the same night that Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney is making headlines for the Glastonbury festival.
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The Rolling Stones and The Beatles are going head to head.
After it was revealed on Mirror last monthhas now confirmed that the Rolling Stones will be performing a big show in London’s Hyde Park on the same night that Sir Paul McCartney is eyeing the Glastonbury festival.
As we reported last month, festival bosses were hoping to land the Stones with a big gig in Hyde Park on the same night his former rival was set to play Glasto – and it all started.
The performance will be part of a tour to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Sir Mick Jagger and the gang.
They will show 14 shows across 10 countries, starting in Madrid on June 1 and arriving in London on June 25 and July 3 as part of the BST festival.
Mick will of course join the stage with his band Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood for their SIXTY tour.
The band excitedly announced their performance this morning, tweeting: “The Stones keep rolling! We’re so excited to announce the Rolling Stones 2022 Tour! Titled SIXTY to celebrate Celebrating 60 Years Together – Mick, Keith & Ronnie will have dates across Europe this summer including two shows at London’s Hyde Park Collection: http://rollingstones.com/tour“
But that same night, Beatles legend Sir Paul will be on stage at Glastonbury, forcing fans of both to choose between them.
A source told the Mirror last month: “The Stones are likely to hit Hyde Park this summer as part of a tour is exciting enough. But the fact that Macca can play into the session is exciting enough. The same evening just shows that a summer of vibrant music awaits. The fact that both the Stones and the Macca are going strong after all these years is truly something special.”
The Beatles and the Stones have had a healthy rivalry for the past 60 years.
Just last year, Macca risked the outrage of Stones fans by calling them a “blues cover band” and saying the Beatles’ net was “a little wider than theirs”.
Jagger responded on stage in Los Angeles, making jokes about the comment.
Pointing out celebrities in the audience’s hearts, he said: “Megan Fox is here, she’s lovely. Leonardo DiCaprio. Lady Gaga. Kirk Douglas. Paul McCartney is here, he’s joining us in this. a blues cover later.”
Macca has previously described the longstanding rivalry between the two groups as “very friendly”.
In The Beatles Anthology, he said, “We would hang out with the Stones, work on their sessions; it was a very friendly scene. There must be a bit of competition because that’s natural, but it’s very friendly.
“We used to say, ‘Do you have something coming out yet?” and if they had, we’d say, ‘Well, keep it for a few weeks, because we’ve got one.’ It really makes sense to avoid each other’s release. “
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/breaking-rolling-stones-go-head-26439568 Rolling Stones take on Paul McCartney with huge gigs on the same night