Although the Rolling Stones said they would not go on tour to celebrate their 50th anniversary this year, it looks like there are at least a few shows in the works. Sources say that the band will play four dates in November, two at London's O2 Arena and two at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, according to Billboard.com. Richard Branson and Australian promoter Paul Dainty will reportedly promote the shows, and the source claimed that the Stones will be paid $25 million for the four concerts.
In July, Keith Richards told the BBC: "There's things in the works - I think it's definitely happening. But when? I can't say yet. We're playing around with the idea and had a couple of rehearsals - we've got together and it feels so good."
In other news, a new Rolling Stones documentary called Crossfire Hurricane will receive a theatrical release in the U.K. in October, and it will be premiered in the U.S. on HBO later in the year. The film combines extensive historical footage with contemporary commentaries by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood and former Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor. According to the group's website, "Crossfire Hurricane gives the audience an intimate insight, for the first time, into exactly what it’s like to be part of the Rolling Stones, as they overcame denunciation, drugs, dissensions and death to become the definitive survivors. It’s the backstage pass to outdo them all."
Director Brett Morgen commented, "Crossfire Hurricane invites the audience to experience firsthand the Stones' nearly mythical journey from outsiders to rock and roll royalty. This is not an academic history lesson. Crossfire Hurricane allows the viewer to experience the Stones' journey from a unique vantage point. It’s an aural and visual roller coaster ride."