Rolling Stones Announce ‘Exhibitionism’

In a video released today to announce The Rolling Stones’ first ever major exhibition, Charlie Watts says, “It’s all about me and I’m the star. For once. You’ll see all my stage costumes and lots of pictures of me.”

Actually, the exhibition – dubbed “Exhibitionism” – will take fans on a journey through the band’s 50-year history, featuring artifacts and photos from all of the Stones. Described as “the most comprehensive and immersive insight” into the band, the showcase opens at London’s Saatchi Gallery on April 6 and runs through September.

You can start planning your visit to London now, but the exhibition just might be coming to you instead. Exhibitionism will tour the globe with stops in 11 other cities over a four-year period. Watts noted in the video, “We’ll see you in Chelsea next year.” Along with New York, cities on the routing include Los Angeles and Tokyo, according to the Independent. Specific dates haven’t been announced yet for the rest of the tour.

Here’s more about what we do know. London’s Saatchi Gallery is hosting the exhibition in nine thematic galleries spread across two floors. They’re going to need all that room to feature over 500 “important and unseen artifacts from the band’s personal archives.”

You’ll get to see “original stage designs, dressing room and dressing room and backstage paraphernalia, rare guitars and instruments, iconic costumes, rare audio tracks and unseen video clips, personal diaries and correspondence, original poster and album cover artwork, and unique cinematic presentations.” Exhibitionism will also feature collaborations and work from artists, designers, musicians and writers including Andy Warhol, Shepard Fairey, Alexander McQueen, Ossie Clark, Tom Stoppard and Martin Scorsese.

An announcement notes that not only is this the band’s first ever major exhibition, but it’s also the “largest touring experience of this kind ever to be staged by an artist.”

Mick Jagger says, “We’ve been thinking about it for quite a long time but wanted it to be just right and on a large scale just like planning our touring concert productions. I think right now it’s an interesting time to do it.”

Tickets for London go on sale to the public July 10. Visit for more information.