The extremely limited vinyl will be available exclusively at TheRollingStones.com and is a true collector’s item. It will feature custom art for each of the 30 MLB clubs in pocket jackets, each housing single disc baseball white vinyl. You can pre-order your favorite team vinyl now, and Hackney Diamonds X MLB will be released on October 20, simultaneously with the regular and multi-format editions of the album.
The new deal marks an extension of a longstanding relationship between the storied band and Major League Baseball. In 1989, the Stones’ Steel Wheels tour, launched after the release of their new album of the same name, roared through North America, playing at half of the dates at the current or previous homes of MLBteams: Philadelphia’s Veterans Stadium, Toronto’s CNE Stadium and SkyDome, Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Stadium, Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, Busch Stadium in St. Louis, RFK Stadium in Washington DC, Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium, New York’s Shea Stadium, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, the Houston Astrodome, the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, and Olympic Stadium in Montreal.
Additionally, in 1997, the Bridges To Babylon tour saw the Stones perform at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, and their A Bigger Bang tour began in August 2005 with two shows at Boston’s Fenway Park.
Earlier this month, Hackney Diamonds was launched at a globally livestreamed event from Hackney Empire in East London, hosted by Jimmy Fallon. This was followed by the premiere of the video for “Angry” staring actress Sydney Sweeney, which has had more than 15 million views to date. Both the video and a new behind-the-scenes clip about its making are available on the band’s official YouTube channel.
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