The Rolling Stones Announce 50th Anniversary Shows
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(FILES) A file picture taken on February 13, 2011 shows singer Mick Jagger performing onstage during the Grammy Awards Show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. What can the Rolling Stones, Eurythmics and the blockbuster Slumdog Millionaire possibly have in common? More than you think --at least that's the bet behind Super Heavy, a five-strong supergroup fronted by Mick Jagger whose new album comes out this week. AFP PHOTO / FILES / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012 Updated at 5:28 PM EDT
After a few years of public squabbling and memoir-aided trash talking, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have decided to let bygones be bygones long enough for a few 50th Anniversary gigs, including stops at Newark Prudential Center on December 13 and 15. Tickets go on sale October 26.
There is also the matter of The Rolling Stones umpteenth greatest hits album to contend with. It's titled GRRR! and will have two new songs, the first of which, "Doom And Gloom." While it's dubious that anybody in this band even likes the rest of the members anymore, they'll almost certainly play "Jumping Jack Flash" at these gigs. For many people, that will be enough to justify everything.