How time flies! The Rolling Stones have announced that they will celebrate their 50th anniversary as a band with four special concerts.
The band released a video clip on their website and on YouTube, where they exclaimed, “Is everybody ready? Are you ready? Yeah, we’re ready. You must have guessed this was coming. Surely you didn’t think we weren’t gonna do this.”
The first concert will take place at London’s 02 Arena on Nov. 25, with the second one at the same venue on Nov. 29. The next two concerts will take place at Newark’s Prudential Center on Dec. 13 and 15.
Keith Richards promises it will be epic, with the band performing their most beloved hits, such as “Paint It Black,” “Gimme Shelter” and “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll.” As Richards said in a press release, “Sorry to keep you all hanging around 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!”
Tickets go on sale Oct. 19 for the London shows and Oct. 26 for Newark.