The Rolling Stones are back on the Windy City scene thanks to the critically-acclaimed, 18,000-square-foot exhibit, Exhibitionism — The Rolling Stones, which is set to invade Navy Pier on April 15, 2017 with fan-worthy fun and surprises for music lovers of all ages. It's a strictly limited four-month engagement and online tickets go on sale Friday, February 24!
In 1965, a British band took the U.S. by storm, changing music history forever. Though guest host Dean Martin made fun of both their hair and their appearance during their first appearance on stateside television sets, on the variety show The Hollywood Palace, the Rolling Stones quickly established themselves as more than a flash in the pan. During their first U.S tour, they recorded for two days at Chess Studios in Chicago, where they had the chance to jam with their most important influences, including Muddy Waters.
Exhibitionism — The Rolling Stones, which will run through July 30, 2017, gives fans the chance to experience the incredible journey — from humble beginnings to iconic status — of this the most influential rock ‘n’ roll band in history.
The band's story begins here in the realistic reconstruction of 'Edith Grove’, their first shared flat in London, and follows along as they travel the tides of fame: you'll want to check out the replica of the bands’ contemporary recording studio complete with original instruments and interactive mixing desks.
Over 500 rare items from the band’s private archives showcase the band's influence on fashion, film, recording, art and design. All of the nine thematic gallery spaces feature immersive and interactive music components, including rare instruments and lyric books, backstage and touring paraphernalia, stage designs, personal diaries, and never before released audio and behind-the-scenes footage. Best of all, the exhibit culminates in a 3D concert experience that brings the dream of a front row spot at a Rolling Stones concert to life, right before your eyes.
The exhibit premiered at London’s Saatchi Gallery in 2016 and then moved on to New York, where it was met with much acclaim by fans young and old. All the band members were on board with the exhibit's planning, promising a more authentic and personal visitor experience.
‘EXHIBITIONISM’ runs April 15 through July 30 at Navy Pier, Festival Hall B, 600 E. Grand. Tickets are time-stamped and run $25-$35 for adults; $20-$22 children 6 to 16; kids under 6 are free. VIP tickets are available for $80.
For more info or to pre-purchase tickets, visit StonesExhibitionism.com.