The Rolling Stones will bring their first-ever major touring exhibit, Exhibitionism, to New York this fall.
Launched this spring with the group in attendance and currently running at London’s Saatchi Gallery through September 4, Exhibitionism tells the story of one of the most influential rock ‘n’ roll bands in the world, allowing visitors to experience their journey from their early days living together in a tiny flat to headlining the biggest stages around the globe.
Exhibitionism will see its North American debut at Industria Superstudio (775 Washington Street) in New York’s West Village this November.
The event sees the band display items from their 50-year career and features more than 500 important and unseen artefacts from the group’s personal archives, embracing all aspects of art & design, film, video, fashion, performance, rare sound archives, and the musical heritage that took them from a hard working London blues band in the early 1960s to iconic worldwide status.
Exhibitionism presents an interactive tour through the Rolling Stones’ history, including original stage designs, dressing room and backstage paraphernalia, rare guitars and instruments, iconic costumes, rare audio tracks and unseen video clips, personal diaries and correspondence, original poster and album cover artwork, and unique cinematic presentations.
“We’ve been thinking about this for quite a long time but we wanted it to be just right and on a large scale,” says Mick Jagger. “It’s not going to be like walking into a museum. It’s going to be an event, an experience. It’s about a sense of The Rolling Stones – it’s something we want people to go away talking about it.”
“While this is about The Rolling Stones, it’s not necessarily only just about us,” adds Keith Richards. “It’s also about all the paraphernalia and technology associated with a group like us, and it’s this, as well as the instruments that have passed through our hands over the years, that should make the exhibition unforgettable.”
Following the London residency, Exhibitionism will visit 11 other cities around the world over a four-year period.
Tickets for the New York event will go on sale to the general public in September; fans can register at stonesexhibitionism.com to be the first to receive more details.
The Rolling Stones are among the headliners at the inaugural Desert Trip Festival in Indio, California this October.
Running October 7-9 and 14-16 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, the Stones and Bob Dylan will perform on Fridays, Paul McCartney and Neil Young on Saturdays and Roger Waters and The Who will close out Sunday evenings.
Last month, the event sold out both of its weekends in less than three hours.
The Stones will follow the festival appearance with an October 19 date at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV, marking their first show in the city in three years.
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