As part of the club’s partnership with Spotify, FC Barcelona has confirmed a special shirt for the upcoming El Clásico on 28 October.
The jersey Barça will wear will feature the Tongue and Lips logo of The Rolling Stones, replacing the Spotify logo on the legendary FC Barcelona kit, putting the band that has played the iconic stages of the world on the global stage of El Clásico.
Juli Guiu, FC Barcelona Marketing Area Vice-President, commented: “Yet again our collaboration with Spotify has taken things to the next level. Bringing together two icons – The Rolling Stones logo and the Barça jersey – is a special moment for our fans around the world. Music and football form a special partnership with a long future ahead of them and we are happy to add another chapter to the story alongside Spotify.”
It coincides with the release of the Stones’ latest album, ‘Hackney Diamonds’, set to be launched on 20 October as their first album of original material in 18 years. A long-awaited and triumphant return some eighteen years later.
In addition to being on the jersey for the Barça v Real Madrid game on 28 October at the Estadi Lluis Companys, the Stones’ Tongue and Lips logo will also feature on the front of the women’s jersey for the Liga F game against Sevilla on 5 November at Estadi Johan Cruyff.
A Statement by the Rolling Stones said: “We’re huge football fans and honoured that Spotify have brought our Tongue & Lips logo to grace the FC Barcelona shirt to celebrate the release of the Stones’ new ‘Hackney Diamonds’ album. We’ll be cheering on the players on the pitch as well as fans around the world who will be tuning in to watch this iconic match.”
Marc Hazan, Spotify VP Partnerships, added: “It’s an honour to feature the legendary Rolling Stones on the legendary FC Barcelona shirt. Only Spotify could bring The Rolling Stones to the global stage of El Clásico – one of the few stages they haven’t played.”