The Rolling Stones will play a second concert at London's Hyde Park this July. After selling out their 6 July show in minutes, the band has announced another gig on Saturday 13 July.
It took less than 300 seconds for the Stones to sell their initial 65,000 Hyde Park tickets, each of which went for at least £95. For the group's 13 July show, tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday 12 April. There's also a pre-sale for Barclaycard Unwind customers; the concert is part of Barclaycard's British Summer Time festival, which also includes a Bon Jovi gig on 5 July and a string of smaller family events.
On 13 July, the Rolling Stones' openers will include singer-songwriter Tom Odell and Manchester band the 1975, whose debut album is due this autumn. More performers will also appear at smaller stages: the Stones' first show will have same-day performances by acts including Tribes, Palma Violets, the Vaccines and the Temper Trap.
The Rolling Stones last played Hyde Park in July 1969, just two days after the death of Brian Jones, the group's co-founder. The show was free. This time, in addition to the standard £95 tickets, the band are celebrating their 50th anniversary with hospitality ticket packages, which sell for as much as £299. These high-end tickets don't actually include a better view of the stage: "When the doors open if you can run faster than the next guy, it will be like any other general admission gig," explained AEG Live promoter Rob Hallett.
In addition to the concerts at Hyde Park, the Rolling Stones will headline Glastonbury and tour North America. According to Charlie Watts, 18 shows are due to be unveiled in the US and Canada. These include gigs in Toronto, Los Angeles, and three nights in Chicago. If the tour goes well, the Rolling Stones may stay on the road. "I don't think anyone wanted to plan for 100 [concerts] straight off, y'know?" Mick Jagger told the Toronto Star. "When you book 100, it [feels] a bit endless at the beginning. It's like doing 10,000 push-ups or something all at once. I just think it's better to plan: 'OK, if we want to do more later, then we'll do more.'"
On Monday, the Stones revealed that each of their North American gigs will include at least 1,000 tickets on sale for $85 (£56) or less. "Some will be among the best seats in the house … with others spread around the arena," according to the band's Facebook page. "You will find out your seat location when you pick them up the night of the show."
The Rolling Stones' last major walkabout, from 2005 to 2007, was the second-highest-grossing music tour of all time.
This article originally appeared on guardian.co.uk