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Rolling Stones to play surprise show at Echo Park's Echoplex Saturday

Stones play Echoplex

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The marquee at the relatively small Echoplex announces Saturday's surprise Rolling Stones concert.

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Stones concert hopefuls wait outside the El Rey Theater on Wilshire in hopes of getting miracle tickets to the sold-out show.


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The Rolling Stones, Charlie Watts (L), Mick Jagger (C) and Keith Richards (R) perform during '12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief' December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Tickets to the surprise Rolling Stones show at the Echoplex have sold out, according to AEG and the band's Twitter account. 

The Rolling Stones announced Saturday they'd be playing a surprise show at the Echoplex in Echo Park Saturday night. The show will take place just a few weeks before the band opens its "50 and Counting" tour at L.A.'s Staples Center. 

Rumors of the Stone's appearance had been churning on Twitter beginning Friday night. The L.A. Weekly reports that's when some fans began lining up at the El Rey, the rumored destination for ticket sales. 

The band didn't make an official announcement until noon Saturday. Shortly after, fans began storming the El Rey, lining up around the block. Twitter skeptics can probably be forgiven. Remember the Twitter rumors surrounding the Stones' supposed appearance at Coachella? 

Twitter lit up with the news. By 1:20 p.m. Saturday, the tickets were gone.

 LAist reports perhaps the only sour Twitter traffic came from those bands who were bumped from Echoplex to make room for the surprise show: 

Tickets to tonight's show went for $20 each and were sold on a lottery basis. 

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