The Rolling Stones announce November 2012 London shows
Jagger and co celebrate 50 years and counting and new album "GRRR!" with O2 Arena concerts, on sale Friday 19th October
My, how we've been spoilt - 2012 has been quite a year for reformed bands. The Stone Roses, Blur, New Order, er, Girls Aloud - but this one surely trounces the lot. Not that The Rolling Stones need to reform, you understand, it just feels like an age since they last performed a headlining UK show. Five years ago, in fact. That makes it a reunion in most fans' book.
This year, the iconic blues-rock quartet have been celebrating 50 years at the forefront of British rock and roll, probably by reading about the phantom UK dates they've been teasing us with, as well as the sell-out "50" photographic exhibition held at Somerset House during the summer. But now, it truly is showtime.
Finally, after much speculation, rumours and general tittle-tattle around the network-sites, messrs Jagger, Richards, Wood and Watts will reconvene for two (possibly more) MASSIVE London shows in November, one on the 25th and the second on the 29th. The smartest among you will have already spotted the gap between the two shows and assumed there will be more shows announced as soon as the first two have sold out - never take things for granted.
We'll have tickets on sale from 9am on Friday 19th October. And the price? Well, they start from (cough) £95! They'll probably still sell out quickly, so make a date with us for a frantic rush!
If you are in any doubt as to the importance of the Stones, I urge you to listen to any of their 1960's albums, even some of their later anthems ("Miss You", "Emotional Rescue", "Start Me Up" etc) or even cop an earful of their latest trailblazing single, "Doom and Gloom" - they can still work it.