Exhibitionism will be at the Saatchi from April 2016 before beginning a 4 year-long tour of 11 cities including New York and Los Angeles.

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Over 500 pieces including costumes, letters, video and audio clips from the band's personal archives will be on display at the Saatchi Gallery. The exhibition, which celebrates The Rolling Stones' 52-years in the business, has taken the band 3 years to plan. Iconic names from the arts world which have collaborated with the band including Andy Warhol, Alexander McQueen and Martin Scorsese will be featured.

Sir Mick Jagger said: "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."

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Keith Richards said: "While this is about The Rolling Stones, it's not necessarily just about the members of the band. It's also about all the paraphernalia and technology associated with a band like us, as well as the instruments that have passed through our hands over the years that will make the exhibition really interesting."

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The Chelsea location of the exhibition has connections to the band's history as it is near to the Edith Grove flat which Brian Jones, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards lived in during 1962.

Ronnie Wood commented: "The scene was great down the King's Road in the 1960's. That was where you went to hang out a watch the fashions go by. So it is appropriate that our 'Exhibitionism' will be housed at the wonderful Saatchi Gallery."

The Rolling Stones will attend the opening on April 5, 2016.

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