Finally! After months of speculation that they would head back to the stage, it's official. The Rolling Stones will play four concerts toward the end of the year. The first two are November 25 and 29 at the O2 Arena in London, while the final two are at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, on December 13 and 15.
Rumor-swapping about a possible couple shows toward the year's end, or even an entire tour, has been high since August when The Stones, well, announced that a further announcement was coming. The result of that was the announcement of a new greatest hits album, GRRR!
Although there are only four shows at the moment, Rolling Stone magazine is speculating that these shows are a lead-in to a full tour in 2013. I guess we'll see.