Rolling Stones Announce '50 and Counting' 2013 World Tour

Wednesday, 03 Apr 2013 01:59 PM

By Bill Hoffman

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Mick Jagger and Keith Richards turn 70 this year and Charlie Watts will hit 72, but the Rolling Stones are still gathering no moss.

The beloved rock ’n roll band — together since 1962 — announced on Wednesday a new world tour, including shows in the United States, Canada, and Britain.

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The "50 and Counting" tour will kick off in Los Angeles in early May and hit Oakland, San Jose, Las Vegas, and Anaheim. It will then head to Toronto before coming back to the U.S. for shows in Chicago, Boston, and Philadelphia.

The Stones will also perform in London’s Hyde Park, where they last played in 1969, and at the Glastonbury Festival.

New York City is not on the list of destinations, although more dates could be added to the schedule. The band played shows in Brooklyn and New Jersey last December.

"We did a few shows in London and New York last year and had such a good time that we thought, let's do some more," Jagger said in a press release. "It's a good show. Lots of the classic stuff everyone wants to hear with a few little gems tucked in here and there.’’

There also have been rumors that the Stones are working on a new album with producer Don Was in Paris, although the band has not confirmed that.

Ray Waddell, an editor at Billboard, told USA Today the Rolling Stones “are one of the few guaranteed home runs in the live music business and have been since the early '80s. They are in an elite class. They don't compete with other bands. There is no substitute.’’

Ticket prices for the show have no yet been announced, but the average ducat for last year’s shows was $529, according to Pollstar.

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