UNZIP the Rolling Stones at THEMUSEUM next November

Looking for a way to scratch that concert and live music itch? The Rolling Stones are coming to THEMUSEUM — sorta. 

The Rolling Stones: UNZIPPED will be making its Canadian premiere at THEMUSEUM on November 2, 2021, with the party running through January 30, 2022. 

We’ve known for a few months that this exhibit was coming, but now we know specific dates. Tickets are now on sale with prices ranging from $29.99 for adults, $24.99 for post-secondary students and $19.99 for anyone under the age of 14. There are also family passes and value days available and group discounts if you want to get a party bus together (in a socially distant and responsible manner, of course). 

If you’re a member of THEMUSEUM, you can get your tickets a few days early, starting November 2. More details on membership are available here

This is bound to be an incredible exhibit, promising to “take visitors backstage into the lives of the world’s greatest rock band. The exclusive Canadian engagement of UNZIPPED will boast more than 300 original objects from the Stones’ personal collection. Along with instruments and stage designs, the exhibition includes rare audio fragments, video footage, personal diaries, iconic costumes, posters and album covers.” 

Adds David Marskell, THEMUSEUM’s CEO, “This exhibition is world-class and will bring tens of thousands of people to our community, putting the Waterloo region on a much larger cultural map. This community is so deserving of an immersive experience of this caliber and we’re looking forward to partnering and collaborating with local businesses to bring it to life — making our region a cultural destination for many.” 

Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, says the Ontario government is investing $150,000 in THEMUSEUM in support of the exhibit. “Our investments through the (Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund) program truly have spectacular cultural and economic benefits that boost our province’s financial bottom line, as well as strengthen our unique cultural identity. World-class experiences such as this, delivered safely, will be an important part of our economic and social recovery, attracting visitors and further showcasing Ontario as the world in one province.” 

Amber Healy

I write about music policy and lawsuits because they're endlessly fascinating.

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