Mary J. Blige and Jeff Beck to Join Rolling Stones for Tour Kickoff

Former Stones Mick Taylor and Bill Wyman will also perform with the band

Mary J Blige performs during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 22th, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jeff Beck performs at the 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 29th, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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November 25, 2012 10:01 AM ET

Mary J. Blige and Jeff Beck will appear as special guests at the Rolling Stones concert in London tonight, the band announced on their website. The R&B singer and rock guitar legend will be taking the stage with the band as they kick off their 50th anniversary tour at the 02 Arena.

Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman and guitarist Mick Taylor will also be on hand for the two London shows on the 50 and Counting tour, marking their first appearance with the band in more than 20 years.

There will be no supporting acts for the concerts, and the band plans to perform for more than two hours. After the two shows in London this week, the Rolling Stones will be heading off to the U.S. for a show at Brooklyn's Barclays Center and two shows at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

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