Priest wants ‘Full Monty’ event axed

Band in 60th an­niver­sary hint

Daily Mirror - - NEWS - BY STIAN ALEXAN­DER BY TOM BRYANT Head of Show­biz tom.bryant@mir­

PROTEST Fa­ther St Aubyn A CATHOLIC priest is calling for a “Full Monty” pier show to be scrapped... as he fears it will “in­cite” peo­ple to have sex.

The Full Monty & Mon­tyettes is to fea­ture eight women and six men who will strip to raise cash for can­cer char­i­ties.

But Fa­ther Kevin St Aubyn, of the Our Lady Im­mac­u­late Church in Whit­stable, Kent, called it “morally wrong”.

He said: “It could in­cite young peo­ple to work up their de­sires.

“In Chris­tian teach­ing, sex be­fore mar­riage is for­ni­ca­tion.”

Gary Rus­sell, or­gan­iser of the over-18s event at Herne Bay pier, said Fa­ther St Aubyn, was “mak­ing a mountain out a mole­hill”.

He said strip­pers were aged be­tween 20 and 74. START ME UP Flyer for first gig at Mar­quee Club

THE Stones could keep on Rolling until 2022 when they will cel­e­brate the band’s 60th an­niver­sary.

The leg­endary rock­ers’ team hinted they have the mile­stone in their sights as they kicked off their No Fil­ter UK and Euro­pean tour last night.

A source said: “It’s un­likely the Stones won’t cel­e­brate 60 years of the band in some ca­pac­ity. They could well be on stage still play­ing and writ­ing mu­sic.”

Man­ager Joyce Smyth sug­gested be­fore their gig at Croke Park in Dublin that the tour might not be the band’s last.

She told Mu­sic Week: “The Last Time has not been on the set list in re­cent years and I don’t think it will be on this one ei­ther. When you want to keep go­ing, you keep go­ing. There is no re­verse gear for this band, it’s on­wards and up­wards and push­ing for­wards the whole time.”

The Rolling Stones’ first ever live

per­for­mance was on July 12, 1962, at the iconic Mar­quee Club on Ox­ford Street in Cen­tral Lon­don.

Light­ing guru Patrick Woodroffe, who has worked with the Stones for decades, said of them keep­ing go­ing: “If you’re that

If you’re good at some­thing and peo­ple want to watch you, you’d be crazy not to


good at some­thing and that many peo­ple want to watch you, and you still en­joy do­ing it, you’d be pretty crazy not to.”

And he in­sisted they would never “for­malise” a re­tire­ment tour. He said: “I think one day it will go, ‘ we’ve been of­fered this many shows, is ev­ery­one up for it?’ And some­body will de­cide ‘no, I don’t feel like it.’ And that will be it.”

Ron­nie Wood’s wife Sally posted a picture of their one-year-old twins Gra­cie Jane and Alice Rose as the Stones were sound­check­ing in Dublin.

The tour con­tin­ues at the Lon­don Sta­dium, St Mary’s Sta­dium in Southamp­ton, the Ri­coh Sta­dium in Coventry, Old Traf­ford foot­ball sta­dium in Manch­ester, Mur­ray­field in Ed­in­burgh and Prin­ci­pal­ity Sta­dium in Cardiff be­fore fin­ish­ing back in Lon­don at Twick­en­ham.

Mick Jag­ger, 74, Keith Richards, 74, Char­lie Watts, 76, and Ron­nie, 70, will then play in Ger­many, France, the Czech Repub­lic and Poland.

Keith pre­vi­ously raised the prospect of play­ing until 2022 five years ago, say­ing: “All these ze­ros keep zoom­ing by. I don’t see any rea­son why there shouldn’t be a 60th. Ei­ther that or we ‘croak’ on the job!”

READY TO ROLL Stones af­ter an­nounc­ing lat­est tour

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