You’d expect the Rolling Stones to want to make the most of their new album. Hackney Diamonds, released in October, was their first studio album for many years. In musical terms, it’s gone down a storm with very good fan and critical responses to it.
Many of the reviews for the album reckoned the album was the band back to their very best form in years. It’s certainly given their PR team plenty to work with as they seek to maximise the great wave of interest and appreciation. The band too will have had a real boost at the success so far.
In the run-up to the album release, they appeared live on stage at Racket in New York. Their short set list included guest singer Lady Gaga on the brilliant “Sweet Sounds Of Heaven”. That proved to be an amazing live version of what is likely to become another classic Stones song. And now that whole preview live performance is being released on December 15.
Rolling Stones Hackney Diamonds Live
Hackney Diamonds Live Deluxe is a limited edition double CD package available with the brand new Hackney Diamonds album and a second disc with seven live singles from that New York appearance. “Shattered”, “Angry”, “Whole Wide World”, “Tumbling Dice”, “Bite My Head Off”, “Jumpin Jack Flash” and “Sweet Sounds Of Heaven” with Lady Gaga. The live performances will also be available via streaming and download services as is the album.
That follows on from a limited edition vinyl version of the album especially aimed at Major League Baseball fans. The sleeve artwork is specially designed to match any of the top MLB teams' logos and colours. A true collector's item for sports and rock music fans.
More Rolling Stones live
Then as expected, the band has now announced a US tour for 2024. Dates start on April 28 in Houston. Currently set at 17 dates the tour ends in Santa Clara on July 17. You’d then expect to hear of further dates around the world and Europe afterward. Perhaps a spot at a huge festival or two in the summer may yet follow too.
It has been some year for the band in 2023, it looks like 2024 will be a blast too!