A staff member claims the band won’t confirm their attendance unless they can pull up outside the venue
The manager of a Mayfair restaurant has claimed he has been asked by aides of the Rolling Stones to facilitate the removal of parking bollards outside the venue.
The band are reportedly in talks to attend a party at Mayfair’s Moma restaurant, but staff member Albert Huava told the Daily Mail that the band won’t confirm attendance until two anti-parking bollards outside the venue have been removed so they can pull up right outside. Otherwise, the rockers face a 180 metre walk from the next nearest drop off site.
Huava explained to the paper: “We have been told to ask Westminster Council if we can temporarily remove two car-blocking bollards outside. The Stones don’t want to have to walk down the street.”
The band recently announced huge support acts for their stint of stadium shows this summer. Jagger and co will be joined by Liam Gallagher, Florence + The Machine, Richard Ashcroft and more as they head out on an eight-date run.
The Stones’ latest tour comes after a lack of available venues meant that the UK was left off their European tour in 2017 – leading to huge demand for this year’s gigs.
Along with live shows, Mick Jagger recently confirmed he is writing new music.
“I am writing at the moment,” he told Independent IE in a recent interview.
Questioned on whether his ideas would be part of a solo release or Stones record, Jagger replied: “I’m just writing. It is mostly for the Stones at the moment.”
The front man also recently stated that the Stones won’t be retiring any time soon.
“I haven’t really thought about this set of gigs being our last tour, to be honest,” the rockstar told The Sunday Post.
“There is going to come a point when we don’t want to do it anymore, for whatever reason – but I’m not thinking about that this summer.”
The Rolling Stones’ UK tour kicks off May 22 at London Stadium.