The lucky few allowed into the La Trabendo in Paris to witness the Rolling Stones' first concert since 2007 yesterday were forced to give up their cellphones before entering the club. Needless to say, at least one fan managed to sneak one past the guards and has already uploaded a portion of the show to YouTube. He wisely keep the camera low and you can't see much of the stage, but it's still worth checking out eight minutes and forty seconds of "Shattered" and "When the Whip Comes Down."
There were professional cameras rolling during the show, and the Stones themselves uploaded one minute and seven seconds of "Jumpin' Jack Flash" to YouTube. Those worried that Keith Richards might not be in playing shape will be very pleased: He clearly hasn't lost his chops during the half-decade break.
It's unclear what the exact line-up will be for the tour. There were no horns, back-up singers or additional musicians beyond keyboardist Chuck Leavell onstage in Paris. The band recently told Rolling Stone that Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor would be involved in the tour in some capacity.
Tickets for the two Newark, New Jersey, shows December 13th and 15th went on-sale this morning. Despite a top ticket price of $813 they both sold out very quickly. Tickets on StubHub already range from $364.50 to $600,000 (not a typo) for a single ticket in the pit.
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