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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Sir Mick Jagger has told how the Rolling Stones escaped a riotous stage invasion at the Royal Albert Hall.The lead singer and one of the founder members of the band lent his support to the Hall’s 150th anniversary celebrations, narrating the poem For Friends Only by WH Auden, for a short film released to launch a year of special events.Sir Mick’s backing is a major boost for the South Kensington venue, which warned it could face insolvency due to the Covid shutdown.The i newsletter latest news and analysisEmail address is invalidThank you for subscribing!Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription.The Rolling Stones performed at the Hall on four occasions, between 1963 and 1966, including one of only two times the Beatles and Stones appeared on the same bill.Their final appearance in 1966, with opening acts Ike & Tina Turner and The Yardbirds, culminated in a stage invasion and riot – captured by counterculture filmmaker Peter Whitehead in footage featured in the 90-second film, released on Tuesday.Sir Mick said: “Without doubt the Royal Albert Hall is one of the greatest concert venues in the world and so I was delighted to be asked to read a short poem by WH Auden as part of this excellent short film by Tom Harper [the director of the first series of Peaky Blinders].”Sir Mick added: “I have some wonderful memories of performing there with the Stones in the 1960s when once or twice it did get a bit wild, with enthusiastic fans joining us onstage and almost bringing the show to an abrupt end – but we soldiered on and had a great time.
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.The anniversary celebrations will begin on 29 March, exactly 150 years on from the Hall’s opening, and extend into 2022. Read More Theatres and performing arts venues thrown £1.57bn rescue package The venue’s chief executive, Craig Hassall, said the plans include major new commissions and headline shows from music legends. The completed restoration of the Hall’s historic façade, the result of four years’ painstaking work, will also be revealed.In the past year, the venue has foregone £27m of income, furloughed 80 per cent of its staff and had to cancel hundreds of events. The ‘lifeline’ of a £20.74m loan offer from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund last December allowed the Hall to avert insolvency.
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