August 30, 2012


Rolling Stones Reportedly Announce 4 Live Shows


Lazy journalists: Cue your "Let's spend the night together" jokes.

An unnamed source has told Billboard that the Rolling Stones are reportedly playing two shows each at London's O2 Arena and Brooklyn's Barclays Center this November. Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson and Australian promoter Paul Dainty are reportedly promoting the shows, paying the group $25 million for the four concerts. 

In March, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards told Billboard that they wouldn't be touring in 2012, but if you're one of the Glimmer Twins, you can say whatever you want and no one will care if you change your mind, especially if it means hearing "Shattered" in the intimate confines of a 20,000-person arena.

2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the band. And yes, you will hear this constantly for the rest of the year. The group announced that The Rolling Stones: Charlie is My Darling - Ireland 1965 documentary will premiere Sept. 29 at New York Film Festival, while Crossfire Hurricane, a documentary set for release in England in October, traces the band's 50-year career.