The Straits Times
Published on Oct 15, 2012

Rolling Stones to play four 50th anniversary gigs


LONDON (REUTERS) - The Rolling Stones will perform two concerts in London and two near New York as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations, the band announced on Monday.

The British group, one of rock 'n' roll's most successful, will play the O2 Arena in the British capital on Nov 25 and 29 before crossing the Atlantic to perform at the Prudential Centre, Newark, on Dec 13 and 15.

"Sorry to keep you all hanging around but the waiting is over," guitarist Keith Richards said in a statement, referring to months of rumours and gossip in the music press about an anniversary tour.

"I've always said the best place for rock and roll is on the stage and the same is true for the Stones," he added. "I'm here with Mick, Charlie and Ronnie and everything is rocking. See you very soon!"