The Rolling Stones to play "50 and Counting" shows
Charlie Watts (L), Keith Richards (2L), Ronnie Wood (2R) and Mick Jagger (R) arrive at Somerset House in central London ahead of a party to celebrate the launch of a book "Rolling Stones 50" and a photographic exhibition. The Rolling Stones launch a photographic exhibition Thursday marking 50 years since their first gig, as guitarist Keith Richards said the veteran British rock band has been rehearsing again. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones played the Marquee Club in London on July 12, 1962, the first time they performed under the band name which would change the landscape of pop music forever. AFP PHOTO/LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/GettyImages)
As expected, The Rolling Stones will hit the road soon on its "50 and Counting" tour.
The band revealed in a video message Monday morning that it will return to the stage later this year, announcing two shows at London's O2 Arena Nov. 25 and 29 and another pair of concerts at the Newark, N.J., Prudential Center on Dec. 13 and 15. Tickets for the concerts start going on sale this week. Go here for ticket information.
The band's last world tour, "A Bigger Bang," earned more than $500 million between 2005 and 2007, reports The Associated Press.
It's all part of the Rolling Stones' 50th anniversary celebration, which includes an upcoming documentary on HBO and the compilation album, "GRRR!," due out Nov. 12.
Last week, the Stones released its new single, "Doom and Gloom."
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