It looks like The Rolling Stones’ 50th anniversary activities are finally taking shape. Last night a report surfaced claiming that the band will perform four shows in October, followed today by the announcement of a new film chronicling the band’s storied history. As announced on the band’s website, Brett Morgen’s Crossfire Hurricane will receive a theatrical release in the UK in October, and will be premiered on HBO in the United States and broadcast on BBC Two later in the year.
Featuring never-before-seen footage and interviews with the band, the film “invites the audience to experience firsthand the Stones’ nearly mythical journey from outsiders to rock and roll royalty. This is not an academic history lesson. Crossfire Hurricane allows the viewer to experience the Stones’ journey from a unique vantage point. It’s an aural and visual roller coaster ride,” according to an issued statement.