The Rolling Stones, Hackney Empire, London. Wednesday 6th September 2023
Hackney Diamonds will be the British rockers’s first studio album in 18 years.
The announcement comes shortly after the band’s teaser campaign, which saw their instantly recognisable tongue logo projected onto iconic structures in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, and other major cities around the world.
Hackney Diamonds will be their first record without drummer Charlie Watts, who died in 2021 prior to the band's 60th anniversary tour, after suffering from throat cancer.
The star is known to have recorded new drum tracks before his death; and Richards has already confirmed his playing will form part of the new record.
The band will launch the record on Wednesday 6th September at a special event in Hackney, a place that is "at the heart of the new album", per a press release.
Hosted by Jimmy Fallon, the event will be streamed live on YouTube.
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