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Published: 2012/10/10

The Rolling Stones’ Reunion Shows LIkely To Expand Beyond Brooklyn and London

The Rolling Stones may play more than four shows this year. Though the group has not officially confirmed any dates, Keith Richards has revealed that the Stones will play two shows at London’s O2 Arena this November as well as two dates at Brooklyn, NY’s Barclays Center before the year is over. These shows will be part of the group’s extended 50th anniversary celebration. The group has not performed since 2007, though they recently recorded a pair of new tracks of the hits album GRRR! and rehearsed for a few days in New Jersey this summer.

Now, Stones saxophonist Bobby Keys tells Billboard the Stones will play more than four shows this year.

“[We are] gonna do some more concerts, starting in November with two in England and then a couple here in the States, then there’s a few added concerts after that,” he says. “Keith told me a couple months ago there was something in the wind and just be ready to go. I’m waiting for them to send me the plane ticket and the information, and then I’ll go.”

The Stones’ O2 dates will take place on November 26 and 27, according to an article in Billboard. The ‘World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band’ is also rumored to play the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on December 15 and 16.

For more on the Stones’ rehearsal, be sure to read our site interview with Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell.

The Stones’ new single can be found below


There are 5 comments associated with this post

Not news October 10, 2012, 19:08:48

this would be news if they announced dates

Really.. October 11, 2012, 00:33:06

I agree there, Not news.

zachraven October 11, 2012, 02:45:49

the group has not unofficially confirmed any dates.. another great editing job.

UB October 11, 2012, 09:38:37

I think it’s hilarious that there is a group of people who frequent this site with one common goal – find something to criticize regarding the content, the grammer, the spelling etc in the article. Really pathetic that 1 in 3 comments on nearly every story is a rag on the article itself – not the story or the artist. Keep up the editing and avoid mirrors!

TCinNYC October 11, 2012, 11:57:18

Seriously, did anyone expect The Stones to only play 4 shows? 2012 or 2013, no difference. They will play 80 before its all said & done. However if they play shows before Brooklyn, then I would feel bad for the fans who bought those tickets thinking they were seeing something unique. At the very least they should not play in the States till after Barclays. (i m o) I hate it when I buy tickets to a show & then after it sells well, the performer adds additional dates. I understand its the business, i understand it is standard operating procedure, but somehow it dillutes the experience for me personally.

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