The Rolling Stones anniversary tour is getting bigger, adding a new date in Brooklyn as the band celebrates 50 years together.
The band announced the new fifth concert on its website, adding a new show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on December 8. The new addition to the Rolling Stones anniversary tour comes sandwiched between two other shows at London’s O2 Arena on November 25 and two more at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on December 13.
The event is also a boon for the Barclays, the home of the newly relocated Brooklyn Nets. The venue is also playing host to another British band, Coldplay, which is performing there on New Years Eve along with native Brooklynite Jay-Z.
Though fans complained about high ticket prices, the first four dates of the Rolling Stones anniversary tour have already sold out, Reuters reported. Prices ranged between $150 and $1500 for a VIP seat in London.
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger acknowledged the high ticket prices in an interview with Billboard magazine.
It’s worth it, Jagger said.
“You might say, ‘The tickets are too expensive,’ ” he said. “Well, it’s a very expensive show to put on, just to do four shows, because normally you do a hundred shows and you’d have the same expenses.”
The band isn’t all about high-priced shows. The Rolling Stones also announced a $20 concert in Paris at the end of October as they prepared for the 50th anniversary tour to begin.
The Rolling Stones anniversary tour celebrates 50 years of hits like “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” The tour is part of a larger series of events to celebrate the milestone which also includes a new documentary, greatest hits album, and a photograph book.