Remember a few months ago when The Rolling Stones’ planned 50th Anniversary Tour was going to be pushed back to 2013? Well, now it’s back to 2012—but it’s only four shows at two venues, with more shows possibly to come later.
According to Yahoo! News via Reuters, today the Stones have officially announced four show dates this fall commemorating their 50th Anniversary: two in London and two in Newark, New Jersey. The London shows will take place at the O2 Arena on Nov. 25 and 29, and the Newark shows at the Prudential Center on Dec. 13 and 15. London tickets will go on sale October 19, and the U.S. tickets on October 26, both accessible from the Rolling Stones website. However, if you plan to try to go, start trying early; these four shows are likely to sell out quickly.
As to whether there will be a tour in 2013, details are still not readily available, except that Mick Jagger dropped a slight hint in a radio interview on BBC Radio 2 that more shows might be forthcoming. “It’s not going to be a long tour, the first bit,” is what he actually said. Read between the lines if you want.
Meanwhile, the band is preparing to release a special 50-year anthology album, GRRR!, due out in November. The collection will include new music, including a catchy single “Doom and Gloom,” which was just released and is now available on iTunes. You can get a sneak peak of the new track on the lyric video below.