Rolling Stones To Play London, Brooklyn In November: Source
An insider tells Billboard the band will be paid $25 million for four shows.
The Rolling Stones will play four dates in November, two at London's O2 Arena and two at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, a source tells Billboard.biz.
Richard Branson and Australian promoter Paul Dainty will promote, and the source says the Stones will be paid $25 million for the four shows.
Earlier this year, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards said the Rolling Stones wouldn't go on tour in 2012 to celebrate the band's 50th golden anniversary. But in July, Richards dropped hints to the BBC about possible live shows.
"We're playing around with the idea and had a couple of rehearsals," he said. "We've got together, and it feels so good." The 68-year-old guitarist added: "There's things in the works; I think it's definitely happening. But when? I can't say yet."
Michael Cohl -- who's produced Rolling Stones tours from 1989's Steel Wheels through their last, the $558 million-grossing (according to Billboard Boxscore) Bigger Bang tour of 2005-2007 -- told Billboard.biz in late June that he didn't have any current information about a 50th Anniversary tour for the band.
"Nothing I know of," he said. "Not even off the record. On the record, off the record, it's all the same. I got nothin' today."
Stay tuned for more on this developing story.