The Rolling Stones 50th anniversary photography exhibition to open in London

The Rolling Stones: 50 will open at Somerset House in July

The Rolling Stones 50th anniversary photography exhibition to open in London

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A new photography exhibition called The Rolling Stones: 50 is set to open at London's Somerset House this summer.

The free exhibition will be held from July 13-August 27 in the landmark venue's East Wing Galleries and will coincide with the release of a book of the same time. The book will feature 700 shots and words from the band on their history, and will hit UK bookshops on July 12.

The exhibition will show a host of unseen and rare photographs, including more than 70 prints, with live shots, studio images and reportage pictures on display as well as contact sheets and negative strips.

Earlier this month, Ronnie Wood revealed he is "keeping October/November free", suggesting that The Rolling Stones are set to tour later this year. The legendary rockers have long been rumoured to be playing live this year to celebrate their 50th anniversary, but earlier this year it appeared they would be delaying the celebrations until 2013 after guitarist Keith Richards suggested the band weren't ready to go back on the road yet.

However, Wood has now hinted that Mick Jagger and co could tour before the end of the year, telling The Sun: "It looks like we are going to be doing more stuff. I am keeping October/November free, that's what I've been told. I'm just awaiting more information."

The band played their first ever gig in London on July 12, 1962.


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