Posted in music | tour dates on August 30, 2012

The Rolling Stones in 2012
Rolling Stones

According to Billboard, a source tells them that The Rolling Stones will play four shows in November, two at London's O2 Arena, and two at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. This follows Mick Jagger's July interview with Evening Standard, where he promised the band would perform live this autumn. No other details have been revealed yet, but if this is true, stay tuned for more details.

Meanwhile, Mick Jagger recently tweeted a picture of himself in a recording studio and wrote, "Had fun in the Paris studio this week!" Keith Richards recently spoke to Rolling Stone about recording together too:

The band also gathered in London in July to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a photo exhibit. Before that meeting, Keith Richards told Rolling Stone the band would also use the time to discuss recording. "I'd love to get some tracks down and see what songs we've got. And that goes along with part of getting the band back together and getting things moving. So I'd love to cut some tracks, yeah." Asked if he saw himself writing one-on-one with Jagger again, Richards replied, "I have no doubt."
Keith also spoke about recent rehearsals the band has been having: "We're just getting our chops together. It was like playing in the garage, a maintenance check, you know?"

No word on whether or not these studio sessions will result in a new album, which would be their first since 2005's A Bigger Bang, though The Guardian is reporting that "it is more likely they have laid down new songs for inclusion on a greatest hits set due this autumn."

Some classic Stones videos are below.

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Rolling Stones - "Paint It Black"

Rolling Stones - "Satisfaction"

Rolling Stones - "Sympathy for the Devil" at 1969 Altamont

Rolling Stones - "Miss You"

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Comments (50)

i'd go to this gig. they remain on my bucket list

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 10:14 AM

Have to go at least once in your life.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 10:17 AM

Seen 'em, not in any rush to see 'em again, but if they come to Brooklyn and I have nothing else going on, why not.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 10:23 AM

I'm more or less with the rest of you.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 10:29 AM

Never saw the Stones and one of my biggest concert regrets. Will have to try to get tix!

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 10:30 AM

Please stop supporting over-priced geezer rock (i.e. Beach Boys, Rolling Stones, etc.) They are great bands and all but we don't need to make these dickheads any richer.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 10:31 AM

they put on a hell of a more entertaining show than dylan at this point in their respective careers

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 10:31 AM

"Please stop supporting over-priced geezer rock (i.e. Beach Boys, Rolling Stones, etc.) They are great bands and all but we don't need to make these dickheads any richer.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 10:31 AM"

so people shouldn't go see one of the best rock n roll bands ever because the band doesn't need the money?

only one dickhead here...it's YOU!


Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 10:38 AM

"Watt" are we talking about? I "Wood" go to this show. I would do "Jager" in the lot before and I would be none the "Richard".

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 10:41 AM

I'm sure this LP will be hailed as "a return to form" with songs that could've been on Exile or Sticky Fingers....yet sound like Harlem Shuffle.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 10:41 AM

"Please stop supporting over-priced geezer rock (i.e. Beach Boys, Rolling Stones, etc.)"

The idiocy of your logic is staggering. Yes, let's not support the greatest rock band that is still fully intact. What do you suggest we do? Throw our $$$ at every flash-in-the-pan band who regards fashion over talent? You dope!

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 10:45 AM

"they put on a hell of a more entertaining show than dylan at this point in their respective careers"

right you are

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 10:53 AM

Not really fully intact since they lost Brian Jones. But, seen em every tour since 1981, the best live band ever. Great set list, play for two hours, just the best.

I'll go with my brother, grab a little food before the show, several beers perhaps a J and then....ladies and gentlemen...

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 10:53 AM

Thanks for your pre-concert plans. Riveting stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 10:56 AM

Saw them once... It was amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 10:58 AM

I saw them in the Miami Orange Bowl years ago, awesome. Can't wait to see them at Coachella.

Posted by Old Bro | August 30, 2012 10:58 AM

Are you sure your brother is free? What if he gets a girlfriend between now and then?

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 10:59 AM

Hey BV, thanks for posting the "Satisfaction" clip - never heard that one before. It's catchy!

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 11:02 AM

the stones have sucked for at least 40 years

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 11:20 AM

"Not really fully intact since they lost Brian Jones."

uh, not really since he died a LONG time ago and was replaced by mick taylor, who quit and was replaced by ron wood.

i'd say it hasn't been the original stones since bill wyman left. hopefully he comes back for this tour (and maybe a hologram of brian).

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 11:28 AM

I like how all of you seem so casual about going to this....

these tickets will be expensive and impossible to get.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 11:37 AM

11:20: just like radiohead have sucked for 20 years, right?

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 11:39 AM

10:53, sounds like a good plan, never saw these guys live and to be honest, never thought about doing it, but I bet it would be plenty fun

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 11:57 AM

saw Kanye opening for them in one of their last shows in the area, weird pairing, but the Stones are AMAZING live

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 11:58 AM

celebrex is a helluva drug

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 12:01 PM

Ha that pic looks like Weekend at Bernines based on how they are holding up Charlie Watts!

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 12:33 PM

When will they announce the Yankee Stadium shows?

The Stones always have great openers - any guesses on who will open for them?

And for the moron who posted at 10:31 - name one band who in their 70's has a back catalog better than the Beach Boys and can play for almost three hours. Go play in traffic.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 12:35 PM

This will be 10X more of a show then Roger Waters was...

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 12:54 PM

Weekend at Charlie's

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 12:54 PM

4 shows @ 25 million. FML.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 1:03 PM

Eh each of them only get 6.25 Mil for 10 hours of work...

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 1:04 PM

if you don't think the mick taylor era was the stones' best, you're out of your mind

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 1:58 PM

The Flowers thru BB era was the Stone's most adventurous, but once they settled into their niche at SF though IOR&R it was the highest quality era, with the all time greatest Stones album EOMS. But respect the later Brian Jones era for what it was - the foundation that gave them the confidence and arsenal to pull off the other albums.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 2:34 PM

Mic Jagger is the greatest front man in rock&roll.

End of discussion.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 4:01 PM

If you haven't seen them before, you probably should. That being said, I've seen them 25 years younger and probably 25x cheaper. I've also seen them at Roseland in 2002 doing mostly rarities. No need to go at this point. Besides, it's probably going to be a bloated production with like 10 additional people on the stage (backup singers, percussionists, etc).

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 4:43 PM

Cool story, bro.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 9:49 PM

who is mick boning?

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 10:18 PM

I would love to see someone black open for them for a change

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 10:24 PM

Stevie Wonder opened for 'em back in the day. So did Tina Turner, as I recall.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2012 12:21 AM

OK, here we go again: A cube of chicken just plummeted into my crotchbasket. Shit.

Posted by Macker Jaymes | August 31, 2012 12:27 AM

regardless if lesser albums since 81, regardless of age, ticket prices, extra players....the plain fact is that these old men can still put on a rock and roll show live that puts many many other bands of any era to shame. this isn't KISS (present day KISS in any case, because they did rock in the 70s), with half a band slogging out old hits for money with things exploding around their 60 year old selves....this is four older men with guitars, drums, mics, playing the music of their long and distinguished careers.
And if it is going to be in an arena instead of a stadium, and you can get a ticket, and still care about rock and roll as it was played in its best eras, you will be lucky to get one more chance to see the rolling stones. Mick, Keith, Charlie - these three will never be again. And if there is still time to see them in good musical shape, that is a great thing.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2012 2:44 PM

black openers has not been on short supply for the stones.
as was mentioned - ike and tina turner, stevie wonder, kanye west on the last tour. but also - James Brown in 81, and Living Colour in 89.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2012 4:15 PM

Paul McCartney would be a fitting opener.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2012 4:44 PM

Smashing Pumpkins would be a fitting opener.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2012 4:53 PM

Will this be the Steel Wheelchairs Tour? "Hey - hey - you - you - get offa my lawn!"

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | August 31, 2012 5:03 PM

I'm thinkin' that'll probably be the case.

Posted by Cycloptic Juggler | August 31, 2012 5:16 PM

I love the Stones, but 12:33 & 5:03 literally have me in fucking tears over here.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2012 3:12 AM

'Member when the Stones went dico?

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 10:43 PM

I don't know anybody that didn't like the Rolling Stones. They are part of the history of music in our culture. It's a privilege to be able to see them live.

Posted by ontario honey | November 11, 2012 6:59 PM

rolling stones rule.

Posted by jordon | July 23, 2013 12:36 PM

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