The Rolling Stones add Polish date

Veterans play country for first time in nine years

The Rolling Stones are set to play Poland as part of their upcoming European tour.

The band will perform at Warsaw’s Sluzewiec Hippodrome on July 25, reports Reuters, which will be the first time in nine years that the band have played the country.

The Stones have played Poland on two previous occasions: in 1967 at Warsaw’s Palace of Culture, when riot police fired tear gas at thousands of fans who tried to storm the building, and in 1998 in Chorzow, which was attended by the wife of the Polish president.

The band scheduled a show in Warsaw last year but it was pulled after guitarist Keith Richards had to have an operation after hitting his head while on holiday in Fiji.

The Rolling Stones are set to begin their European tour on June 5 in Belgium.