Early Thursday, the band announced on Twitter that 350 tickets to the show would go on sale at a Virgin Megastore in Paris at noon and would cost 15 euros, or about $20. Fans started lining up outside the store, on the Champs-Élysées, before dawn and flooded in when the doors opened, with some coming from as far away as Hamburg, Germany, Reuters reported. The gig is to be held at the Trabendo, a venue in northern Paris that holds 700.
Earlier this month, the Stones announced they would play four concerts in November and December: two at the O2 Arena in London and two at the Prudential Center in Newark. They also plan to release a greatest hits album, “GRRR!,” next month, which includes two new tracks, and the film “Crossfire Hurricane,” a documentary about their rise to fame in the 1960s and 1970s.
Though Mick Jagger, the lead singer, has hinted that the four concerts might be a prelude to a bigger tour, no plans have been confirmed for concerts beyond the dates already announced. The Stones’ last tour was “A Bigger Bang,” which went on for two years, finishing at the 02 Arena in August 2007, grossed more than $558 million.