The Rolling Stones announce special guests for BST Hyde Park – Reuters

The Rolling Stones have today revealed the very special guests who will open the upcoming American Express presents BST Hyde Park shows of their brand new ‘SIXTY’ European tour, in celebration of the band’s 60th anniversary. Making their long-awaited return to their homeland of the UK, the Stones’ special guests in Hyde Park include: The War On Drugs and Phoebe Bridgers (Saturday June 25), as well as Sam Fender and Courtney Barnett (Sunday July 3).

Saturday June 25
The war on drugs
Phoebe Bridger
JJ Rosa | Kelly McGrath

Sunday July 3
Sam Fender
Courtney Barnett
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Dinner | The flints

The Rolling Stones will also perform at the iconic Anfield stadium in Liverpool on Thursday June 9, where the band will be joined by special guest Echo & The Bunnymen.

On Saturday June 25, the Rolling Stones will be joined by The War On Drugs, the Grammy winners who have become a powerful force in rock music over the past fifteen years, releasing their anticipated fifth album I Don’t Live Here Anymore. in 2021 Hailing from Philadelphia, The War On Drugs have toured the world, selling out iconic venues and headlining major festivals, now debuting at BST Hyde Park for this incredibly special show.

The incomparable Phoebe Bridgers, the Los Angeles-based musician known for her heartbreakingly beautiful songs that have captivated fans around the world, also joined the Stones on Saturday. His latest album, Punisher, earned him four Grammy nominations and Bridgers’ stellar collaborations include Taylor Swift, The 1975 and Fiona Apple, as well as his successful group projects Better Oblivion Community Center (with Conor Oberst) and Boygenius (with Julian Baker and Lucy Dacus).

Rounding out Saturday’s lineup are Manchester multi-instrumentalist JJ Rosa, back in full force with the latest track “Rockstar”, as well as Nashville country artist Kelly McGrath.

Sunday, July 3 will see the fearsome Sam Fender take the stage. Jewel in the crown of North Shields, Fender have secured their place among the UK’s top live bands. Twice winner of the BRIT Award, both Fender albums, Hypersonic Missiles and Seventeen Going Under, debuted at number 1 on the UK Official Albums Chart. With a knack for honest and moving storytelling, an army of loyal fans and a huge catalog of anthem hits, Fender are on their way to becoming one of the UK’s biggest rock bands.

Joining Sunday’s lineup is powerhouse lyricist and guitarist, Courtney Barnett. With multiple ARIA Music Award wins under her belt, as well as Grammy and BRIT nominations, Barnett has established herself as one of Australia’s most successful musical exports. Her 2015 debut album Sometimes I Sit Down and Think, and Sometimes I Sit Down was ranked as one of the best albums of the year by numerous publications, and her third album, 2021’s Things Take Time, Take Time marked a remarkable artistic breakthrough for the artist.

American blues guitarist and singer Christone “Kingfish” Ingram will also perform in July. Following the release of his 2019 GRAMMY-nominated debut album, Kingfish, Ingram quickly became the defining blues voice of his generation. Rounding out Sunday’s lineup is supergroup Dinner Party, made up of Terrace Martin, Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper and 9th Wonder, who joined forces in 2020 for their self-titled jazz and hip-hop album. Plus, The Flints, a three-piece alternative rock band from Sydney.

The Stones keep rolling and are back in their place, on the road in Europe, playing packed stadiums, putting on a new show and brand new production “SIXTY”. As you would expect on the occasion of the band’s 60th anniversary, The Stones, again joined by Steve Jordan on drums, will offer fans a set list like no other, filled with classics, as well as a selection unexpected tracks and surprises from their formidable arsenal of songs every night.

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The Rolling Stones’ “SIXTY” follows the hugely successful critically acclaimed and highest-grossing U.S. “No Filter” tour, which saw the band play to sold-out stadiums across the United States, selling over half a million tickets in the fall of 2021.

A four-part film series, My Life as a Rolling Stone, will air on BBC TV Two and BBC iPlayer this summer. It tells the story of the Rolling Stones in a way that has never been done before – looking at the band through each member’s musical lens, delving deep into their personalities, passions and memories of the past sixty years. Alongside the films, a world-exclusive two-hour audio documentary, Rolling With The Stones, will air on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds.