Thursday, April 4, 2013
The Rolling Stones unveiled details of their biggest tour in six years on Wednesday, playing dates in North America and Britain after a stage comeback last year to celebrate 50 years in music.
The band said they would kick off their "50 and Counting" tour in Los Angeles on an unspecified date but would then play Oakland, California on May 5 and eight other cities including Toronto and London, UK.
To celebrate 50 years the band also released a greatest hits collection, a documentary, and a photographic book and then sparked rumors about more concerts with a March 29th post on their website that said "5 Days & Counting..."
The Rolling Stones, which are comprised of Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood on guitar, and Charlie Watts on drums, emerged alongside The Beatles in the early 1960s. They became one of the most successful groups in rock and roll history with hits such as "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and "Sympathy for the Devil".
The band has toured 40 times in a five-decade career, mostly across Europe and North America in the 1960s and 1970s.They last went on the road for their "A Bigger Bang" tour from 2005 to 2007, playing 144 shows globally and grossing more than $550 million, one of the world's most lucrative tours.
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