The Rolling Stones to Play ‘Fewer Than 20’ North American Dates in 2013 reports that the Rolling Stones will launch a North American arena tour during the first half of the year.

Although an official statement hasn't yet been released, it seems the band will play fewer than 20 dates in all. reports that the shows will kick off May 2.

The shows will be promoted by Australian promoter Paul Dainty and Virgin Music, the team that presented the band’s 50th Anniversary shows in late 2012 in London, Brooklyn and Newark, New Jersey. Those five shows grossed $38,687,010 and sold 73,702 tickets.

Assuming the tour takes place, it would be the band's first full tour since their 2005-2007's A Bigger Bang jaunt.

The band is expected to release an official statement about the tour later this month.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month**

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

Guitar World Staff

Since 1980, Guitar World has been the ultimate resource for guitarists. Whether you want to learn the techniques employed by your guitar heroes, read about their latest projects or simply need to know which guitar is the right one to buy, Guitar World is the place to look.