Mick Jagger may be one of the most iconic rockers in history, but that doesn’t mean he can’t be a fan of ballet. In fact, the Rolling Stones frontman is helping put together quite the ballet show.
The 75-year-old has been collaborating with his ballerina girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick, on choreographing her first dance piece that will feature big-time songs from Mick’s legendary band. Some of the tunes that will be part of the ballet include “She’s a Rainbow,” “Paint It Black,” and, of course, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” Melanie, 32, will have her show premiere in March at the Mariinsky Theatre’s ballet festival in St. Petersburg, Russia. If you’re a tad far from Russia, don’t worry, because the show will then move to America where it will make its debut on April 18 at a gala for the Youth America Grand Prix at Lincoln Center in New York City.
And while Mick is up there in age, he’s showing no signs of slowing down as just two days after the Grand Prix event, he and the boys will start a 15-show U.S. tour. The No Filter tour will conclude on June 25 at Soldier Field in Chicago. “It’s a thrill when we play stadiums in the States,” Mick said in a statement. “The energy is always amazing!” Keith Richards also had this to add: “I’ve always loved playing the states. It’s a great crowd.”
As for Mick and Melanie, the pair has been dating since 2014, and, in 2016, they had a baby boy named Deveraux Octavian Basil Jagger. Last year, Keith, 75, was very open in voicing his displeasure at Mick being a father again in his 70s, telling WSJ, “It’s time for the snip — you can’t be a father at that age. Those poor kids!” Keith did end up apologizing on Twitter, saying, “I deeply regret the comments I made about Mick in the [Wall Street Journal] which were completely out of line. I have of course apologized to him in person.”
We’re glad the friends made up. And we’re also glad that Mick has found a new love in ballet.
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