Persistent rumors of The Rolling Stones doing selected 50th anniversary shows in 2012 appear to be coming true. And New Jersey has made the list.
Showbiz411.com is reporting that dates are set for the Stones to play the Prudential Center in Newark around Dec. 15 or 16. Dates for the Barclays Center in Brooklyn have yet to be confirmed.
Delays in announcing the tour dates have been caused by money negotiations between the band, the concert promoter, and Richard Branson, who reportedly put up $25 million.
According to Examiner.com, Stones lead singer Mick Jagger had said in earlier interviews, "In the autumn ...You will definitely be seeing us all together. It's been great fun being back together and there are a lot of memories here. I can't believe it's been 50 years. We've been hanging out together, seeing quite a bit of each other and we want to do some gigs."
To spark their fans’ interest in more shows, The Stones just released a new song on iTunes called “Doom and Gloom.” Showbiz411.com called the song “a little punk.” They said it has hot guitar work from Keith Richards, and Mick Jagger does a blues shout.
Along with that song, a Richards tune titled “One More Shot,” will be contained on a greatest hits collection called “Grrrr….,” slated for release on November 13, according to ultimateclassicrock.com. On the same date, Home Box Office will be premiering the Rolling Stones documentary, "Crossfire Hurricane," in New York.
“Doom and Gloom” can be heard in the video below.