WWE tags Rolling Stones for pay-per-view concert

Pictured: The Rolling Stones are teaming up with Stamford-based WWE to air the fifth and final concert on the band’s current tour as a live pay-per-view event. (Photo/Associated Pres)

For the past 30 years, WWE has tagged Hulk Hogan, The Rock and other pro-wrestling Superstars for its pay-per-view spectacles.

Now, the Stamford-based company is getting behind the musical muscle of a rock `n’ roll colossus.

Next month, WWE plans to distribute the fifth and final concert of the Rolling Stones‘ latest tour as a live pay-per-view event, “One More Shot.”

“WWE is ecstatic to bring The Rolling Stones into your living room,'” WWE CEO Vince McMahon announced in a statement.

The sold-out Dec. 15 show at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., is one of five dates on the Stones’ brief 50th anniversary tour, which includes a stop at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Dec. 8, another gig at the Prudential Center on Dec. 13 and two concerts at London’s O2 Arena on Nov. 25 and 29. The tour marks the Stones’ first slate of shows in five years.

“I’ve always said the best place for rock and roll is on the stage and the same is true for the Stones,” guitarist Keith Richards, who owns a home in Weston, said on the band’s website. “I’m here with Mick, Charlie and Ronnie and everything is rocking. See you very soon!”

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Scott Gargan