The Rolling Stones have announced two London dates for November – scroll down to watch a video of the announcement.
The Stones will play London’s O2 Arena on November 25 and 29 to celebrate their 50th anniversary. They will also be playing two New York shows on December 15 and 13. Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 19, at 9am.
The band made the announcement via a video posted to their Facebook page.
Teasing the announcement earlier on this morning, they wrote “IS EVERYBODY READY? WE’RE SORRY FOR THE DELAY…IS EVERYBODY READY?” with a picture of the sleeve to their new greatest hits compilation ‘GRRR’ on the band’s flight cases.
The dates have long been rumoured, with frontman Mick Jagger claiming in July that they were planning on sharing a stage together this autumn. Last week (October 8), Keith Richards spilled the beans that the rockers would be playing shows in the UK ad US, but didn’t reveal when the dates would take place.
The band’s long-term sax player Bobby Keys then let slip last week (October 10) that he was gearing up to play shows in November.
The Rolling Stones will release a brand new Greatest Hits compilation in November titled GRRR!. The collection, which is being released to coincide with the band’s 50th anniversary, will feature two brand new songs, “Doom And Gloom” and “One More Shot”, which were recorded in Paris last month. This is the first new material the band have recorded since their 2005 album A Bigger Bang.
Photo of The Rolling Stones performing live at halftime at the Superbowl XL football game, 2006
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