On June 29, 2013, the Rolling Stones performed at the Glastonbury Festival in England for the first time. Highlights from the performance and other 2013 Glastonbury Festival performances will have their U.S. TV debut on Palladia at 7 p.m. EDT on Sept. 1, 2013, according to a press release from Palladia on Aug. 20, 2013.
Palladia's "Glastonbury Festival 2013" special will also feature performances from the Lumineers, Of Monsters & Men, The xx, Public Enemy, the Smashing Pumpkins, Arctic Monkeys, Solange, Phoenix, Tame Impala, Jessie Ware, Elvis Costello and Mumford & Sons.
The special is part of Palladia's "Outdoor Week" (from Aug. 26 to Sept. 2, 2013), which will televise several outdoor festival concerts that took place in 2013. The other festivals that will be televised during the "Outdoor Week" promotion are:
- Hangout Festival (Aug. 26 at 9 p.m. EDT)
- Hard Rock Calling (Aug. 27 at 9 p.m. EDT)
- Rockness Festival (Aug. 28 at 9 p.m. EDT)
- Download Festival (Aug. 29 at 9 p.m. EDT)
- Philly 4th of July Jam (Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. EDT)
- Radio 1's Big Weekend (Aug. 30 at 9 p.m. EDT)
- Isle of Wight (Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. EDT)
- Lovebox (Sept. 2 at 9 p.m. EDT)
- Field Day (Sept. 2 at 11 p.m. EDT)
As previously reported, BBC2 televised one hour of the Rolling Stones' two-hour Glastonbury Festival performance. BBC Radio 1 and Absolute Radio had live programming from the festival. (Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood happens to host an award-winning, self-titled show on Absolute Radio.)
There were rumors that the Rolling Stones would have "surprise guests" on stage at their Glastonbury Festival concert, but ultimately those rumors turned out to be false. However, Mick Taylor, who was the Rolling Stones' lead guitarist from 1969 to 1974, was a guest performer at the show, as he has been for all of the Rolling Stones' performances on the "50 and Counting" tour.
The tour went to the U.S. and Canada in May and June 2013 before heading to England for Glastonbury Festival and two concerts at Hyde Park in London on July 6 and July 13, 2013. The Hyde Park concerts sold out the same day each concert went on sale.
The Hyde Park concerts are the last concerts announced so far on the Rolling Stones' "50 and Counting" tour of 2013, but there is speculation that more tour dates will be announced. There is no word yet if the Rolling Stones will add more tour dates. Mick Jagger told the BBC that the band is "on a break" until further notice.
AEG Live is the promoter of the Rolling Stones' 2013 tour, which is named "50 and Counting" in honor of the band's 50th anniversary.
The Rolling Stones' "50 and Counting" tour has gotten mostly positive reviews from critics and fans. And even though some fans complained about the prices of the tour's concert tickets, the tour has played in venues that were packed to capacity.