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Satisfaction! Stones Paris gig sells out in 51 mins

  • This Feb. 16, 2012, file photo, shows singer Mick Jagger, right, with designer L’Wren Scott after her Fall 2012 collection was modeled during Fashion Week, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

PARIS: Rolling Stones fans on Friday snapped up 75,000 tickets for a Paris concert in June in less than an hour, organisers told AFP.

The tickets for the belatedly added Paris leg of the "14 on Fire" tour on June 13 were put on sale at 10:00 am (0900 GMT) and sold out in 51 minutes, said Pascal Bernandin of Encore productions.

The tour kicked off in Abu Dhabi on February 21 but was suspended after the March 17 suicide of Stones' frontman Mick Jagger's girlfriend, US fashion designer L'Wren Scott.

The Paris gig was announced last Sunday after the Stones postponed a tour Down Under following Scott's death. The band has promised to reschedule the Australia and New Zealand concerts.

The tour will resume on June 7 in the Netherlands. In Paris the iconic rock band will play at the Stade de France, a national stadium built for the 1998 World Cup.

They are also scheduled to play two gigs in Germany and one each in Belgium and Italy.

The band has promised to treat their generations of fans to classic hits such as "Gimme Shelter", "Paint It Black", "Jumping Jack Flash" and "It's Only Rock 'N' Roll", as well as unexpected cover versions.

 
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