Stones in Blackpool

SATANIC MAJESTIES: Celebrating 50 years as a band, the Rolling Stones still gather no moss
SATANIC MAJESTIES: Celebrating 50 years as a band, the Rolling Stones still gather no moss
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Rock legends The Rolling Stones are finally returning to Blackpool – but only on the cinema screen.

The band, which celebrated its 50th anniversary earlier this year, have not appeared live in the resort since being banned after fans rioted at a concert of theirs in the Empress Ballroom in the early 1960s.

But now Fylde coast fans can join thousands of others across the UK and Ireland and take part in the Thursday, October 18, world premiere of Crossfire Hurricane, the brand new and eagerly anticipated film from The Rolling Stones.

More than 250 cinemas across the UK and Ireland – including the Blackpool ODEON – will screen Crossfire Hurricane live from the 2012 London Film Festival in London’s Leicester Square, and fans will be able to watch live as Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood chat on the red carpet, with director Brett Morgen interviewed about his no-holds-barred insight into key periods of the career and adventures of The Rolling Stones.

Tickets for all cinemas are now on sale – go to or the ODEON website.

Crossfire Hurricane provides a remarkable new perspective on the Stones’ unparalleled journey from blues-obsessed teenagers in the early 60’s to rock royalty. It’s all here – from the Marquee Club to Hyde Park, from Altamont to Exile, from club gigs to stadium extravaganzas.

With never-before-seen footage and fresh insights from the band themselves, the film will delight longtime devotees, as well as another generation of fans, with its uniquely immersive style and tone. Crossfire Hurricane places the viewer right on the frontline of the band’s most legendary escapades.

The film combines extensive historical footage, much of it widely unseen, with contemporary commentaries by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood and former Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor.

Asked in the film what it is that sets them apart from other groups, Mick Jagger says: “A chemical reaction seems to have happened.”

Keith Richards added, “You can’t really stop the Rolling Stones, you know when that sort of avalanche is facing you just get out of the way.”