Rolling Stones to play Barclays Center, says Billboard

The Rolling Stones rehearse for an appearance on

The Rolling Stones rehearse for an appearance on the CBS variety program 'The Ed Sullivan Show,' in New York. From left are lead guitarist Mick Taylor, drummer Charlie Watts, singer Mick Jagger, and bassist Bill Wyman. (Nov. 19, 1969) (Credit: Getty Images)

The Rolling Stones plan to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a pair of shows at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn before the end of the year, according to Billboard.

No official announcement about dates and ticket sales has been made. A Barclays Center spokesman declined to comment about the shows.

However, Billboard quotes an unnamed source saying that the band will be paid $25 million to play four shows — two in London and the two in Brooklyn — with the tour promoted by Virgin's Richard Branson and Australian promoter Paul Dainty.

It would be the band's first tour since 2007's "Bigger Bang" tour and there have been recent signs that the group's steel wheels were starting to turn again.

Mick Jagger tweeted a photo last week from the Paris studio where the band was recording material for an upcoming box set. Thursday, HBO announced that it would debut "Crossfire Hurricane," a film chronicling the band's career, on Nov. 15.

The film's director, Brett Morgen, said the film would invite "the audience to experience firsthand the Stones' nearly mythical journey from outsiders to rock and roll royalty. This is not an academic history lesson . . . It's an aural and visual roller coaster ride."

"You can't really stop the Rolling Stones," Keith Richards says in the film, which is also expected to include footage from band rehearsals shot earlier this year. "You know when that sort of avalanche is facing you, you just get out of the way."

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