FC Barcelona will wear jerseys printed with The Rolling Stones’ iconic lips logo for this month’s El Clásico, the latest step in the partnership between Spotify and the football giants.
The Catalan footballing giants will wear shirts printed with the legendary lips when they step out onto the Nou Camp turf on Saturday October 28, replacing the Spotify logo that usually graces the front of their strip.
The shirts, which will be worn by both the men and women’s teams, have been unveiled just one ay before the Stones release Hackney Diamonds, their first album of original material since 2005’s A Bigger Bang.
FC Barcelona will also share a special edition of the popular Barça Matchday playlist on Spotify featuring a selection of top rock songs to gee up the players and fans in the build-up to the game, including music from The Rolling Stones.
The limited-edition jersey will also be available to purchase via FC Barcelona Store on Monday, October 23rd. There will be 1899 jerseys available to purchase, inspired by the club’s founding year. Additionally, the site will offer a collection of 22 jerseys signed by the 11 starting men’s and women’s team players for purchase.
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.”
Fans can also take their pick from a limited edition lifestyle collection of clothing including t-shirts, hoodies, bomber jackets, bucket hats and more featuring the iconic Tongue and Lips logo of The Rolling Stones in a custom football design alongside the iconic football club’s badge and Spotify logo.
Speaking about the collaboration, Marc Hazan, VP Partnerships, Spotify said: “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!”
Juli Guiu, VP Marketing, FC Barcelona said: “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’s the latest in a growing list of stars whose logos have graced the Barca shirt. Drake’s OVO Sound first featured on the strip last year to mark becoming the first artist to achieve 50 billion streams, while Rosalia’s Motamami logo also graced the shirts earlier this year.