Rolling Stones announce 'secret' Hollywood gig tonight; no one is surprised

The Stones will, indeed, play a previously unannounced show somewhere in Hollywood tonight

The last time the Rolling Stones played a little L.A. club, it was the 700-capacity Echoplex in Echo Park. Now they've moved up to the bright lights of Hollywood -- keep an eye on these guys; it looks like they're going places!

On Wednesday, the band confirmed what many L.A. fans and outlets had long suspected about its upcoming tour schedule. It will, indeed, play a previously unannounced show somewhere in Hollywood tonight.

Reps for the band declined to comment on the exact location, but it is widely believed to be the Fonda Theatre, where it would replace a set from the Americana act Shakey Graves that was moved to the Belasco at the last minute due to "logistics at the Fonda Theatre."

The announcement, which came via the band's Twitter account today, comes on the heels of a live Q&A they conducted on Twitter earlier this week. The group will broadcast behind-the-scenes footage on the company's live-streaming Periscope service.

The Stones are warming up for a brief 15-date tour of North America, tied to the deluxe reissue of their classic "Sticky Fingers" LP, which they'll play in its entirety tonight. Extra tracks and edits from the package prove that the band had a big surplus of ideas around the record, and while their arena sets have been rewarding (if one-percenter-centric) affairs, it will be interesting to see how they tackle the breadth of the whole LP as opposed to a typical hits-and-deep-cuts headline gig.

Tickets for the show went on sale at noon today. Note: Phones and cameras are forbidden in the venue. We have a slight suspicion it will still sell out regardless (and in totally expected news, it indeed sold out immediately), so we hope you have better luck than we did the last time they tried something like this.

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1:12 p.m.: This article was updated to clarify language addressing Twitter's involvement with the concert and the most current availability of tickets.

2:06 p.m.: This post was updated to note that tickets for the concert had sold out.

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