Rolling Stones set to play two shows at Barclays Center: Report

From left, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood

From left, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones. (Credit: From left, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones.)

The Rolling Stones may "start it up" in Brooklyn.

The Stones are set to play two shows at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to celebrate the band's 50th anniversary, Billboard reported Thursday.

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood will play the two dates as part of a four-show mini-tour that will also feature two performances at London's O2 arena, according to Billboard.

A spokeswoman for the band was not immediately available for comment or confirmation. A spokesman for the Barclays Center declined to comment on the show.

News of the shows comes after the band members initially said they would not tour this year, then hinted at upcoming gigs during a book launch and photography exhibit in London last month marking their anniversary.

The shows will be the band's first since its top-grossing "Bigger Bang" tour in 2005-2007.

A new documentary, announced earlier this month in Los Angeles, also is in the works. Called "Crossfire Hurricane" and directed by Brett Morgen, it promises new footage and insights from the band and will open in cinemas in Britain before being broadcast on the BBC and then HBO in the United States.

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