The Rolling Stones will play their first-ever concert in China with a gig in Shanghai on April 8.

The Rolling Stones will play their first-ever concert in China with a gig in Shanghai on April 8.

Local promoter Emma Entertainment today (Feb. 28) confirmed on its Web site the veteran British rockers' "A Bigger Bang" tour-date.

The show will be held at the indoor Shanghai Grand Stage, which has a capacity of 8,000 to 10,000. Tickets have yet to go on-sale but will be priced between $37 and $370.

The band had previously canceled Beijing and Shanghai gigs in 2003 due to an outbreak of SARS.

Like all local and international acts, the Rolling Stones will have to abide by China's censorship rules for live performances. This will include providing a playlist complete with full lyrics and their Chinese translations for approval by authorities. Four songs -- "Beast of Burden", "Honky Tonk Women" "Let's Spend the Night Together" and "Brown Sugar" -- were rejected by authorities for the 2003 dates.

The band this week also announced dates in Melbourne (April 11), Sydney (April 13), Auckland (April 16), Wellington (April 18) and Athens (June 25).

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