L.A. isn't the only SoCal city to get a secret show from the Rolling Stones. The iconic rockers, who packed Petco Park on Sunday, are now gearing up for a surprise show at the Belly Up on Wednesday night.
Although the Belly Up would only confirm that a private party had been booked for the night, sources said that the "private party" will actually be another area appearance by the Rolling Stones, paid for by a single individual with very deep pockets.
The media had speculated previously that Mick & Co. might be hanging around the area to soak up some rays -- but, hey, since the sun isn’t actually shining, why not just play another show instead since the first one went so well?
Fans were lining up at the iconic Solana Beach venue by early afternoon, hoping for a band sighting (we were told they were already inside) or, even more unlikely, a chance at seeing the show. Also on site: news trucks and 91x's van. It's probably only a matter of time till Boltman shows up ...
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The Rolling Stones opened their Zip Code tour in San Diego at Petco Park on Sunday to a sold-out stadium packed with thousands of screaming fans [check out our gallery from the event]. It was their first performance in San Diego in 10 years, when they were the first band to play Petco Park. On Sunday, they rocked through more than two hours of greatest hits [watch the video], pulling out some lesser-known tracks from the band’s expansive catalog before closing the night with an encore of “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” backlit by fireworks.
This wouldn’t be a first for either the Stones (who aren’t scheduled for their next stop on the 15-city Zip Code tour until Saturday, May 30, in Ohio) or the Belly Up (which shows an empty calendar on Wednesday). As we reported last week, the Rolling Stones warmed up for San Diego with a semi-secret show at the Fonda in Los Angeles, announcing it the day of and selling tickets for just $5 a pop. The Belly Up, for its part, played host to a hush-hush private show put on by the William Morris talent agency, who brought in the Foo Fighters, Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett and Aloe Blacc back in January.
Hannah Lott-Schwartz, a San Diego native, moved back to the area after working the magazine-publishing scene in Boston. Now she’s straight trolling SD for all the music she missed while away. Want to help? Hit her up with just about anything at all over on Twitter, where -- though not always work-appropriate -- she means well.