British rockers the Rolling Stones announced that they will perform four concerts to celebrate their 50th anniversary as a band and their upcoming album.
Two of the Rolling Stones concerts will be held in London at the O2 Arena on November 25 and November 29 before the Stones head stateside for the two remaining shows on December 13 and December 15 at the Prudential Center in New Jersey.
After months of speculation over whether or not the Rolling Stones would celebrate their 50th anniversary with fans, guitarist Kieth Richards confirmed the concerts. “Sorry to keep you all hanging around,” said Richards in the band’s official statement, “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!”
The four 50th anniversary concerts will be the first time the Rolling Stones will have performed together since 2007. Their very first concert took place on July 12, 1962 at the Marquee Club in London.
The Rolling Stones are also set to release their new Greatest Hits album album “GRRR!” in November, which features new songs, including “Doom and Gloom”.