Rock legends The Rolling Stones will have their first ever exhibit this September in the Palazzo Las Vegas lower lobby. Exhibitionism tells the story of the band from their early days to the present and features pieces of authentic rock n’ roll history.
Exhibitionism first premiered in London and has also been displayed in New York City and most recently, Chicago. It is the largest touring experience of its kind ever to be staged, according to a press release.
The exhibit was produced by Australian-based iEC Exhibitions! with help from band members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood, and curated by New York native Ileen Gallagher. More than 500 original items are on display.
There is also a recreation of the band’s recording studio complete with their original instruments, plus a “backstage” area. A guitar gallery brings together some of the Stones most ’prized instruments, including a rosewood Fender Telecaster and a Maton that Keith played on Let It Bleed, which famously broke as he reached the final notes of ‘Gimme Shelter.’
Other items include the cassette player on which Keith sketched out the idea for ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,’ just before falling asleep in a Florida motel room, Mick’s lyric book which features the hand written words for ‘Miss You,’ ‘Hey Negrita’ and ‘Worried About You,’ Keith’s 1963 diary, and the toy drum kit that Charlie used in the recording of ‘Street Fighting Man.’
Also featured are onstage and offstage clothes and unseen film and photos.
Exhibitionism will be on display September 23 through January 31, 2018. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, Sept. 2 at 8 a.m. PST, with pre-sales beginning Thursday, Aug. 31 at 8 a.m. PST.
Tickets will be available online at stonesexhibit.com.