The Rolling Stones to drop two unreleased tracks in upcoming album

Virgin Radio

6 May 2022, 11:44

The Rolling Stones have announced they will be releasing two recordings from 1977 that have never been released before.

The two tracks will be live versions of Tumbling Dice and Hot Stuff and will form part of the Live at the El Mocambo album that arrives on 13 May.

The tracks were recorded over two nights at The El Mocambo, an intimate 300-capacity venue in Toronto, in March 1977. The album will feature 23 tracks, all recorded at the arena, and will come as part of a double CD, a 4-LP vinyl set in black or neon and a digital album.

The record, mixed by Bob Clearmountain, comes as part of new material from the band as they announce a string tour dates, including two headline shows at BST Hyde Park in London, to celebrate their 60th anniversary.

It is the first time the band will go on tour since 2018 and following the death of their drummer Charlie Watts, who passed away last year at the age of 80.

After teasing fans about a new run of shows earlier in the year, Mick, Keith, Steve and Ronnie Wood will play 14 shows across 10 European countries this summer.

As part of the tour, the legendary band will also make their long-awaited return to their home turf with a special concert at Liverpool FC’s home - Anfield, marking the Stones' first stadium show in Liverpool for over fifty years.

As well as the announcement of the Sixty tour, the Stones have also teased there will be new music on the horizon involving drummer Steve Jordan, who replaced Watts.

While chatting with CBS Sunday Morning in March, Keith explained: “It'll be interesting to find out the dynamics now that Steve's in the band. It’s sort of metamorphosing into something else.”

Keith shared that he, Mick Jagger and Steve have written, “eight or nine new pieces of material which is overwhelming by our standards.”

Live at the El Mocambo will be available to buy from 13 May.