The Rolling Stones commemorate 50 years onstage with mini-tour
The band's upcoming gigs will be the first time it has performed since 2007.
Whether "Let It Bleed" provided the soundtrack to a significant part of your youth or you couldn't care less what comes out of Mick Jagger's signature mouth, it's hard to argue that the Rolling Stones are one of rock 'n' roll's greatest bands. They're also perhaps the longest-performing rock group in history; their upcoming mini-tour commemorates 50 years on the stage with two recently announced dates in London and another two in Newark, N.J.
Fans of the band may be disappointed that only two cities have been announced, but the significance of these locations is obvious: London is the Stones' hometown, where they formed in 1962, and New York -- just 20 minutes from Newark -- was one of the major destinations on their first U.S. tour in 1964. "Everybody loves a celebration, and London and New York are two good places to do it in," Jagger said in a statement.
Tickets for the latter two shows, Dec. 13 and 15 at Newark's 20,000-seat Prudential Center, go on sale Friday, though pre-sale tickets are already available. (Get tickets here.) Prices through Ticketmaster start at $114.80 and go all the way up to $813.00, including processing fees. Tickets for the London shows at the 02 Arena Nov. 25 and 29 went on sale last Friday and reportedly sold out in seven minutes -- especially impressive given the staggering ticket prices.
Jagger will be joined by band mates Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts. These shows mark the first performances by the band since 2007; there's speculation that more dates for 2013 will be announced.
Well some people just can't understand that time never stop, not even for Bands regarless of greatness.
I bet you Archeologits are happy to have an oportunity to see a collection of fossiles together.
Too bad all the fans don't have disposable income commensurate with those ticket prices...
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