The Rolling Stones will again be joined onstage by Mary J. Blige when they perform the first US gig of their 50th anniversary tour this weekend after the singer duetted with Mick Jagger on ‘Gimme Shelter‘ at the O2 Arena in London last month.
In a message posted on the Stones’ official website, the band have also announced a new special guest – Gary Clark Jr. – for New York, though there is no indication as to whether former members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor will reprise their own guest spots for the Stateside leg.
“The Rolling Stones have announced that Mary J. Blige and Gary Clark Jr. will be joining the band on stage for their first U.S. 50 and Counting concert at The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, December 8,” the statement reads.
“The five Rolling Stones concerts are the band’s first in over five years. The Stones will continue the 50 And Counting shows with two more dates in the U.S. at Newark’s Prudential Center on December 13th & 15th.”