Rolling Stones’ 50th anniversary tour dates announced

Updated: Oct 16, 2012, 13:30 PM IST

New York: The Rolling Stones have officially announced dates for their highly anticipated 50th anniversary tour.

The rock icons will perform their ‘50 and Counting…The Rolling Stones Live’ tour November 25 and 29 at London’s O2 Arena and December 13 and 15 at Newark’s Prudential Center, the New York Post reported.

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood revealed their return to live work via video message on YouTube.

The Stones haven’t performed in public since their ‘Bigger Bang’ tour ended in August 2007.

According to a statement released, the band will treat their generations of fans in a “must-see, heart-pumping celebration of era-defining tracks” such as ‘Gimme Shelter,’ ‘Paint It Black,’ ‘Jumping Jack Flash,’ ‘Tumbling Dice,’ “’It’s Only Rock and Roll’ and more.

Jagger said in a statement, “Everybody loves a celebration, and London and New York are two good places to do it in!”

Richards added, “Sorry to keep you all hanging around but the waiting is over. I’ve always said the best place for rock and roll is on the stage and the same is true for the Stones. I’m here with Mick, Charlie and Ronnie and everything is rocking. See you very soon!”

Their 50th anniversary performances will feature all-new, custom-built set design, with a stage based on the band’s celebrated tongue and lips logo.