The Rolling Stones face huge fine

The Rolling Stones are facing a £200,000 fine because their historic gig at London's O2 on Sunday (25.11.12) was 35 minutes too long, according to local council rules

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The Rolling Stones are facing a £200,000 fine because their gig at London's O2 on Sunday (25.11.12) was 35 minutes too long.

The veteran rockers - made up of Sir Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts - were playing the first of their historic '50 and Counting' shows and were meant to finish at 10.30pm.

However, they defied local council rules and thrilled the 20,000-strong crowd by continuing to play encores until 11.05pm, meaning they will be given a huge fine.

Their agent Bernard Doherty told The Sun newspaper: "It means a big fine - but the guys just do their thing.

"There wasn't a janitor standing there, jangling his keys, saying. 'I want to go home.' "

However, the fine is unlikely to upset the the 'Brown Sugar' hitmakers as they are set to net over £15 million from the five gigs they are playing.

The group will play at The O2 again on Thursday (29.11.12), before heading to the US, playing at the Barclay Center, New York City, on Saturday December 8 and the Prudential Center, New Jersey on December 13 and 15.

The Rolling Stones

The veteran band, featuring original members singer Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards, celebrates 50 years since its formation in London by playing its hits including Jumpin' Jack Flash and Brown Sugar.

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