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Rolling Stones rock crowd with surprise warm-up show

By Staff Reporter

The Rolling Stones have ripped through Los Angeles' intimate Fonda Theatre in a surprise concert before their 15-city North American tour.

The band had announced they would perform a "club show" to kick off their Zip Code tour, which launches on Sunday in San Diego.

The concert at the 1,300-capacity venue instantly sold out, with one fan outside the theatre offering $4,000 (£2,500) for one ticket.

The Stones played for an hour and a half, including the entire 1971 Sticky Fingers album. The group are re-releasing the album next week.

"So this is our first show of our tour," an animated Mick Jagger said.

"Tonight we're doing something we've never done before ... We're going to do the whole of Sticky Fingers."

They played each of the tracks as promised, with Sir Mick (71) exhibiting the energy of a high-school cheerleader.

The crowd included Jack Nicholson, Bruce Willis, Harry Styles and Leonard Cohen.

"Next year we'll come back and do the whole of Satanic Majesties," Sir Mick quipped as he closed the show.

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