The Rolling Stones are planning to warm up for their comeback shows in London and New Jersey later this year with a handful of tiny club gigs which are likely to be billed under their ‘Cockroaches’ alias, according to Ronnie Wood.
“There’s going to be little club gigs that we’re gonna surprise ourselves to do as well, we’ll bung a few in next week or the week after, so look out for any Cockroaches gigs or whatever,” Wood has told NME.
“I don’t know who we’ll be billed as but we’ll turn up somewhere and put a few to the test. Tiny, 200, 300 people kind of places.”
Wood also said rehearsals are coming along nicely, with their disciplined, structured days pointing to a collective desire to put on a memorable show when they return to the stage for the first time in over five years to celebrate their 50th anniversary.
“We’re all making a concentrated effort of being there on time every day, he added. “We start at three o’clock in the afternoon, we go through to dinner time, we have one break and so far everything has been an operation, nose to the grindstone. We wanna give 200 per cent.”