Ronnie Wood is set to play a rare solo concert on Saturday night at the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Rolling Stones guitarist, who's been spending some time in the New York City area partly because his new art exhibit recently opened in the Big Apple, tells the Philadelphia Daily News that the one-off gig came about because he's friendly with some of the people who operate the facility.
"They said, 'While you're doing your artwork, how about playing Golden Nugget?’ I [figured], why not? If I like it, maybe I’ll play [the Golden Nugget] in Vegas, too."
As for what fans can expect to hear at the concert, Wood says he'll showcase a "potpourri" of material from throughout his long career. Among the tunes he's planning to play are The Faces' "Stay with Me" and the Stones deep cuts "Black Limousine" and "Pretty Beat Up," as well as a rendition of Bob Dylan's "Seven Days," which he originally recorded for his 1979 solo effort, Gimme Some Neck.
The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer also says he'll be singing lead during the concert. As previously reported, Wood will be supported by a backing group that will include longtime Stones touring keyboardist Chuck Leavell and acclaimed session drummer Steve Jordan, who is a member of Keith Richards' side project The X-pensive Winos.
For fans hoping that Keef himself might make an appearance at the concert, Wood's got some disappointing news.
"If he was at home [in Connecticut], he'd be in my band," he reports. "But he's down in the islands."
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