The legendary British rockers confirmed on Twitter that they will be joined by Gaga, the Black Keys and Bruce Springsteen when they play the Prudential Center in Newark on Saturday. The gig marks their final U.S. stop on their 50 and Counting Tour. And, for those who can’t make the show, billed as “One More Shot,” the pay-per-view stream will begin at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
“I am so honored and excited to announce I will be performing with @rollingstones on Dec15 for their 50th Anniversary Concert ‘One More Shot,’ ” Gaga tweeted about the gig on Monday (December 10), adding, “He had me at ‘hello, it’s Mick.’ ”
The Stones have been playing shows on and off for the last month. They played two gigs in London in November, where they were joined by Jeff Beck, Mary J. Blige, Eric Clapton and Florence Welch. Blige, along with Gary Clark Jr, joined the guys again this past Saturday when they took the stage at the Barclays Center. They are slated to play the “12-12-12″ concert, to raise money for victims of Hurricane Sandy, on Wednesday and will play Newark on Thursday, December 13 as well.
“We’re excited these extraordinary artists, Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga and the Black Keys, had agreed to help celebrate our 50th anniversary as we share the night live with our fans all over the world,” the Stones said in a statement. “Now the fun begins of trying to figure out the best songs to perform together.”
Speaking of the Mother Monster, her Little Monsters are one of the fan armies in contention during MTV’s Last Fans Standing . The voting is currently underway on MTV’s Facebook page and will take it to MTV’s “The Big & Best of 2012″ live stream on December 12 at 12 p.m.
The cross-network event will kick off at noon ET and play out across Viacom digital properties, including MTV.com, VH1.com, CMT.com and ComedyCentral.com, spotlighting the music, personalities and pop culture moments that defined 2012. The blowout party will include eight hours of live performances, celebrity guests and programming highlights from the past year.
Hosted by MTV News’ Sway Calloway, VH1′s Carrie Keagan and CMT’s Kourtney Hansen, “The Big & Best of 2012″ will be broadcast live from MTV’s legendary Times Square studio and on location in music venues in New York City, Boston and Nashville.
“The Big & Best of 2012: A Year End Celebration Presented by T-Mobile” goes LIVE at 12 p.m. ET on 12/12/12. Watch at bigandbestof2012.com for eight hours of live performances surprise guest appearances, prize giveaways, special editions of “RapFix Live,” “Big Morning Buzz Live,” “MTV News After Hours,” “You Oughta Know” and much more!