Another decade has passed for the everlasting Rolling Stones, and this time around, the anniversary has reached the prestigious 50-year-mark. Helping to commemorate the milestone is a forthcoming multi-format compilation album entitled, GRRR!, which will feature timeless classics alongside new tunes, such as the recently released single, “Doom and Gloom.”
The icing on the cake, however, will be the opportunity to see Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood perform in the flesh via “50 and Counting…The Rolling Stones Live” tour. For now, just four 2012 dates (London: Nov. 25/29 and Newark: Dec. 13/15) have been confirmed, but if the last 50 years have shown us anything, it’s that the Rolling Stones usually have something big up their sleeve.
With just over five years since they last logged a tour, the Rolling Stones will again come out of hibernation on the heels of a new album release, even if it is mostly old stuff. On top of that news were further details on just what fans can expect at the O2 Arena and Prudential Center shows, and possibly beyond should more dates be added.
Per the official announcement from the band’s website, “The Rolling Stones live shows will also mark the launch of a new venture in global touring – Virgin Live. Virgin Live sees the coming together of two globally respected brands – Dainty Group and Virgin Group – and promises to shake up live touring by putting the fan’s experience right at the heart of every show they promote.”
The press release also included the promise of a brand new, customized set design featuring the legendary tongue and lips logo that will extend out into those lucky enough to secure floor seats. Also, through a partnership with Dainty Group and global production company, Endemol, the final show on Dec. 15, dubbed “One More Shot,” will be telecast live and distributed by leading pay-per-view programming entity, WWE.
For those interested in attending one of the upcoming shows, visit the Vivid Seats marketplace for your pick of Rolling Stones tickets on sale now, or sign up for email alerts with up-to-date information on future tour dates, which are likely to come in 2013.
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