The exclusive experience will be available outside of London for the first time ever
Ahead of the release of their brand new album Hackney Diamonds, The Rolling Stones are taking their retail shop, RS No. 9, around the globe. With one location exclusively in London, the band confirmed Wednesday plans to open pop-up shops in New York, Los Angeles, and Tokyo. Check out full details of the openings below.
On September 9, 2020, The Rolling Stones opened their world-first flagship store on London’s Carnaby Street. The store, RS No. 9, which is located precisely at 9 Carnaby Street, features exclusive collaborations, new fashion, and merchandise, alongside the band’s latest music releases. More than just a store, RS No.9 is a fully immersive experience for fans of all ages.
The Rolling Stones recently revealed “Sweet Sounds of Heaven,” featuring the legendary Stevie Wonder and pop superstar Lady Gaga. The track is the second single from their upcoming new record, following the previously released “Angry.“ The record is slated for release on October 20 through Polydor Records.
In addition to Stevie Wonder and Lady Gaga, The Rolling Stones recruited Elton John and Paul McCartney to play on the record. Additionally, original bassist Bill Wyman is featured on a song. This is the first time Wyman has collaborated with the group since 1989’s Steel Wheels. Wyman was a member of The Rolling Stones from 1962 to 1993. Before his departure from the group, he was inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside them in 1989.
Their 23rd original studio effort, Hackney Diamonds will also be The Rolling Stones’ first album without founding drummer Charlie Watts who passed away at 80 in August of 2021. During a live-streaming event hosted by The Tonight Show‘s Jimmy Fallon, the band revealed that two tracks on the album – “Mess It Up” and “Live by the Sword” – were recorded in 2019 with Watts on drums.
“Ever since Charlie’s gone, it’s different,” guitarist Keith Richards said during the event. “He’s ‘Number Four.’”
The album’s cover art and tracklisting can be found below. It will be available in several formats including standard black vinyl, limited edition blue vinyl with alternate cover, limited edition CD + Blu-Ray box set, limited edition t-shirt or hat CD digipacks, standard CD, and CD digipack. The single “Angry” is also getting a physical release on CD, 7-inch red vinyl, and 10-inch black vinyl, while “Sweet Sounds of Heaven” is available on CD and 10-inch vinyl.
Fans can pre-order physical versions and pre-save for streaming now HERE.
To commemorate the release, the band has also curated a special merchandise line featuring Hackney Diamonds t-shirts, hoodies, a bomber jacket, a diamond-shaped whiskey glass, vinyl record drink coasters, an album lithograph, and much more.
Reportedly recorded in Los Angeles, California, The Rolling Stones’ new album was helmed by GRAMMY®-winning producer Andrew Watt. Watt, who won Producer of the Year at the 2021 GRAMMY® Awards, was behind the control panel for Ozzy Osbourne’s award-winning 2022 LP Patient No. 9. Recently, Watt has also worked with the likes of Post Malone, Maroon 5, and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder, among others. For Hackney Diamonds, The Stones’ longtime musical director Steve Jordan reportedly plays drums on the album.
The Stones’ last studio outing was 2005’s A Bigger Bang. Four singles were released from the record – “Streets of Love, “Rough Justice,” “Rain Fall Down,” and “Biggest Mistake.” It peaked at No. 2 on the UK Albums Chart, and No. 3 on the Billboard 200. It was certified platinum in the U.S. by the RIAA.
In 2016, the band released Blue & Lonesome, an album of blues covers.
In 2020, The Rolling Stones were forced to cancel their No Filter Tour in America due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The dates were rescheduled, slated to start in September 0f 2021. After the death of Charlie Watts, who sat behind The Stones’ kit for more than half a century, the band decided to go ahead with the tour. The band’s longtime musical director Steve Jordan stepped in to play drums, at the request of Watts ahead of his passing.
RS No. 9 Pop-Up Shop Locations
New York – Open October 18, 2023
37 Union Square West
New York, NY 10003
11am – 9pm ET, Monday – Sunday
Los Angeles – Open October 18, 2023
10250 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90067
11am – 9pm PT, Monday – Sunday
Harajuku – Open October 20, 2023
1-20-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
11am – 9am JST, Monday – Sunday