April 3, 2013


The Rolling Stones Announce 50th Anniversary Tour Dates

Fifty, shmifty! 

To celebrate their half-century anniversary, The Rolling Stones released the compilation GRRR! last November, thenplayed three sold-out U.S. concerts around New York City in December. But the iconic rockers are taking the party a step further (don't they always?) with a string of North American tour dates, kicking off this spring.

The group released a 45-second video clip (above) with each member doing their own thing during the band's down time. Mick Jagger's playing guitar on the beach, Ronnie Wood's painting, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts are... just sitting around. A group video call soon connects them. “Well, it’s about time gents,” Woods tells his bandmates. “I've been waiting for this call!”

A live rendition of Stones’ classic “Start Me Up” begins playing before announcing 50 and Counting tour. This is their first proper outing since A Bigger Bang tour closed out in 2007.

See tour details below.

TBA, Los Angeles, CA (STAPLES Center)
5/5, Oakland, CA (Oracle Arena)
5/8, San Jose, CA (HP Pavilion)
5/11, Las Vegas, NV (MGM Grand Garden Arena)
5/15, Anaheim, CA (Honda Center)
5/25, Toronto, ON  (Air Canada Centre)
5/28, Chicago, IL (United Center)
6/12, Boston, MA (TD Garden)
6/18, Philadelphia, PA (Wells Fargo Center)