El Clasico special: Months after commemorating Drake’s Spotify achievement, Barcelona gets ready to groove with 3-time Grammy-winning Rolling Stones

El Clásico is undoubtedly one of the most highly anticipated fixtures in global football, with the iconic showdown between Real Madrid and Barcelona capturing the attention of fans worldwide. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that Barcelona has chosen to unveil a special jersey featuring The Rolling Stones’ emblem ahead of their much-anticipated clash against Los Blancos.

Barcelona has a customary practice of unveiling special kits for significant matches. In the past, they featured Drake’s OVO owl logo on their jersey to commemorate his achievement of 50 million Spotify streams. Now, they are introducing a new design for this weekend’s El Clásico.

Barcelona to display Rolling Stones logo on El Clasico jersey

Two of Spain’s football giants are gearing up for their 254th competitive El Clasico showdown this weekend. Barcelona has unveiled an intriguing alteration to the front of their jersey for the highly anticipated match against arch-rivals Real Madrid. The iconic logo of The Rolling Stones will prominently feature on Barcelona’s jersey for the upcoming game.

The Rolling Stones’ legendary music has served as a universal soundtrack for people worldwide, and their enduring appeal across generations and backgrounds makes their presence on the FC Barcelona jersey especially significant.


Furthermore, this partnership aligns with the release of their new album, ‘Hackney Diamonds,’ scheduled for October 20. This album marks their first collection of original material in 18 years, creating significant anticipation for the legendary band’s return after nearly two decades.

It is understood that this is not the first time Barcelona would have won a special kit for the Elclasico. Barcelona players were once elegantly adorned in Drake’s OVO owl logo, slapped on the back of their shirts in 2022. This gesture was exhibited to celebrate Drake after his music exceeded 50 million streams on Spotify. Also, in March of this year, they replaced their logo with an image paying tribute to local artist Rosalía following the release of her album.

“We’re huge football fans and honored that Spotify has brought our Tongue and Lips logo to grace the FC Barcelona shirt to celebrate the release of the Stones’ new Hackney Diamonds album,” The Rolling Stones said about their special FC Barcelona shirt.

Barcelona gear up for 255th competative El Clasico

The most recent derby match between Barcelona and Real Madrid was in the second leg of last year’s Copa del Rey semi-final, which Real Madrid won 4-0. However, the most recent encounter overall was a summer derby in the United States, which Barcelona won 3-0.

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Real Madrid is currently at the top of the La Liga table with 25 points, while Barcelona is third on the table, trailing behind Girona and Real Madrid. The El Clasico happening on Saturday will go a significant distance to determine who sits at the top of the La Liga table after gameweek 11.

The upcoming El Clásico between Real Madrid and Barcelona is set to take place on October 28, 2023, at the Spotify Camp Nou. This highly anticipated La Liga clash will be part of matchday 11 and is scheduled to kick off at 07:15 PT.


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