November 27, 2012


Rolling Stones Face $320,000 Fine for Curfew Break

Neil Lupin
Neil Lupin

Being the greatest rock and roll band in music means never having to say you're sorry. But it doesn't mean you get to keep playing if mom and dad ask you to turn down that infernal devil music.

After performing Sunday night at London's O2 arena to kick off their "50 and Counting" tour, the Rolling Stones finished their 2 1/2 hour set after 11 pm, potentially incurring fines of up to $320,000, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The curfew states that bands had to finish their set by 10:30 pm, and while most people the Stones' age are in bed by then, you can't tell Mick and Keef when to stop rocking, man. Unless, ya know, you can.

The band's agent told the Sun, "There wasn’t a janitor standing there, jangling his keys, saying. ‘I want to go home’,” though that image is kinda amazing.

The Stones are expected to make more than $25 million from their upcoming brief tour, giving them ample time to play as long as they damn want.