Are the Rolling Stones hitting the stage in celebration of the band’s 50th anniversary?
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood and Charlie Watts will reportedly dust off their instruments and take the stage together for four shows in 2012.
Richards denied in March that the group would do any touring in 2012. He told Rolling Stone Magazine that they would not be playing any shows this year because “basically, we’re not ready.”
Despite Richards’ statements to the contrary, the Stones are set to play two dates at London’s 02 Arena and two at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, reports Billboard.
The group will take home a hefty anniversary gift of $25 million for the four November gigs.
The four shows have not yet been confirmed on the Rolling Stones’ official website but a message on the group’s Facebook page confirmed a big announcement is in the works.
“On Ruby Tuesday 4th September, some news is coming and we want you to be part of it,” the website said.
Richards does seem to be changing his tune about future tour dates. In July, he told the BBC, “There’s things in the works. Things are definitely happening. But when? I can’t say yet.”
The Rolling Stones last toured together on the ‘Bigger Bang’ tour, a worldwide concert tour which lasted from August 2005 to August 2007.
Check out footage from the Bigger Bang tour below: