The Rolling Stones Purported to Play Four Shows This November

‘Keep your eyes peeled’ said The Rolling Stones on their Facebook page last week, in the latest of a series of tantalizing posts telling fans of upcoming news. You could almost imagine Mick, Keith and Ronnie smirking their mischievous, wrinkly grins as the world pondered what it could possibly mean (I left out Charlie Watts as he is substantially less leather-faced), and now it seems we are one step closer to an answer.

As I discussed in a previous article, the hubbub comes amongst discussion on whether or not the band would be celebrating their 50th anniversary year with a new album or a tour, and according to music industry magazine Billboard, the latter may be true. An as of yet anonymous source has reportedly claimed four shows will be played this November – two in London’s O2 Arena, and two at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn.

It counters claims made by the band as to not touring this year, but the news certainly seems to go hand in hand with reports of their rehearsals in Paris and New York earlier this summer, as well as the recent meteor showers and disappearance of pigeons in England.

There’s not much time left to speculate however, as the band themselves have since posted another status on their Facebook, saying ”On Ruby Tuesday 4th September, some news is coming and we want you to be a part of it.”

And if they don’t confirm a tour? If they’re releasing a new line of men’s fragrances, or making a Wii dance game? Well then I’ll lose a decent chunk of my sanity, and feel like an arse for writing about it twice.

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About Josh Gripton

Josh is an English student currently studying English Literature with Creative Writing at University in the UK. When he's not wasting time acquiring the grappling beam in Super Metroid, you'll find him being far more productive - listening to Black Sabbath and reading comics. He hopes his work at The Silver Tongue will help him get his writing out to the public and professional world, heaven forbid.