Lucky fans and celebrity guests turned out in force to watch the band mark the album’s recent anniversary and forthcoming reissue in spectacular style…
The Rolling Stones played a surprise show at Los Angeles' Fonda Theatre venue last night (May 20). The $5 tickets for the show - which saw them playing 1971 album 'Sticky Fingers' in full - sold out in less than five minutes.
The special, intimate show was a warm up for the band's Zip Code tour, which starts on Sunday (May 24) in nearby San Diego.
The band played tribute to the late, great BB King during the show, playing their version of 'Rock Me Baby', a song the blues legend made famous. Mick Jagger commented: "He was one of our favorite guitarists, a wonderful guy who played with us on a number of occasions."
Bruce Willis was there! DIE HARD HIMSELF!
...as was One Direction's Harry Styles, wearing a massive fucking hat.
The iconic band opened with 'Start Me Up', 'When the Whip Comes Down' and 'All Down the Line' before playing the 10 tracks that make up 'Sticky Fingers', which was their ninth studio album here in the UK.
Keith was certainly in a good mood, grinning through tracks and getting up close and personal with fans, the big flirt.
Introducing the song 'Sister Morphine' - which was co-written by former girlfriend Marianne Faithfull - Jagger commented: "I should have warned you before, but there may be a lot of sixties drug references on this record that may puzzle some people. It was a great, groovy scene."
Ronnie proved he's still got the moves, as the band ploughed through tracks including 'Brown Sugar' and the mighty 'Wild Horses', given a rapturous welcome by lucky fans.
'Sticky Fingers' is being re-issued in a swanky deluxe package on June 8. The band, meanwhile, head out on our tour on Sunday, playing 15 dates across the States. Hopefully after that, they'll begin work on a new album - Jagger said he's game last month. Fingers crossed...