The Rolling Stones have shared details about an official announcement of their new album, ‘Hackney Diamonds’.
The veteran rockers’ 24th record, confirmed in a press release to be their first of original music since 2005’s ‘A Bigger Bang’, is to be discussed in a video broadcast live exclusively on YouTube this Wednesday (September 6).
‘Hackney Diamonds’ has also been confirmed as the album title after weeks of speculation.
Last month it seemed that the new record had been announced via a cryptic advert in a local newspaper, while last week the band teased a worldwide “Hackney Diamonds” announcement with an augmented reality video clip and website.
Bandmembers Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood will be interviewed live on stage at an undisclosed location in Hackney, London on Wednesday by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon host, Jimmy Fallon. Watch a teaser trailer below.
The global times for the livestream are as follows: 2.30pm BST; 6.30am PST; 9.30am EST; 10.30am BR; 3.30pm CET; 10.30pm JST, and 11.30pm AEST.
“Hackney may be at the heart of Hackney Diamonds, but this is a truly global moment we want to share with fans around the world via YouTube,” The Rolling Stones said in a statement about the event.
The Stones’ last album was a blues covers LP, ‘Blue & Lonesome‘ (2016).
Richards took to Instagram to share a video of himself playing the piano and wishing the frontman a happy 80th. “Long may we keep saying this to each other, Happy birthday Mick have another good-in and give me a call and let me know what it’s like,” Richards said in his video.
Wood went on Twitter to share a compilation of photos of him and Jagger throughout the years with a caption that read: “Happy 80th birthday.”
Jagger, meanwhile, took to his official social media accounts to post a photo of himself in red suit taken by photographer Mark Seliger with a caption that read: “Thanks so much for all your lovely comments and birthday wishes!”