The 40 Licks tour, which will see The Stones rampage through the USA, Australia, Japan and Europe will feature a selection of unique shows in the UK.

The idea for the tour is, where possible, to cover a range of differently sized venues in each city, from small club gigs to stadiums, with completely different production and set-lists at each, reflecting a different side of the band.

In the UK, a thousand odd very lucky fans (and more likely industry fatcats) will get to see the band’s intimate side in the London Astoria on August 27th. As well as the two Twickenham dates, the Stones will perform their ‘medium level’ set at London’s Wembley Arena on August 29th.