When the Rolling Stones perform on June 3 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, they'll be joined by VocalEssence, the choir announced today.
"VocalEssence is honored—and thrilled—to be before an audience with the Rolling Stones. Could it get any better than this?” said VocalEssence artistic director Philip Brunelle in a press release. Brunelle also pointed out that both he and Mick Jagger were born in July 1943. "Maybe we'll have an early celebration on stage," Brunelle speculates.
It hasn't been announced exactly which song(s) VocalEssence will appear on, but at the Rolling Stones' San Diego tour opener, they were joined by the Bob Cole Conservatory Chamber Choir for "You Can't Always Get What You Want," the opening song of their encore. In other words, if the Stones leave the stage next Wednesday and you haven't heard VocalEssence yet, don't panic.
For more on how touring performers hire local musicians, read my interview with Jill Olson Moser—a violinist who soloed with Stevie Wonder in March at Target Center.
Photo via the Rolling Stones on Facebook