The Rolling Stones’ postponed tour of Australia is back on track.
The legendary British rockers today confirmed they’d wheel into Australia for new tour dates between Oct. 25 and Nov. 22. Australian promoter Michael Gudinski, whose Frontier Touring is presenting the band Down Under with AEG Live, had earlier told Billboard that talks were underway to bring the band back in October/November.
“Exact dates for each city will be released as soon as the scheduling is confirmed,” reads a statement on the band’s Website.
The Stones’ tour Down Under was nixed following the March 17 death of L’Wren Scott, the partner of frontman Mick Jagger. All told, seven dates were dropped, including a curtain-raising concert for the newly refurbished Adelaide Oval. The veteran group and multiple parties involved in staging that tour could be out of pocket by as much as $10 million, industry sources tell Billboard.
The upcoming Stones tour will be their seventh of these parts. The iconic group first visited Australia with a national trek in January/February 1965, and they returned for more dates the following year. They toured just once in following two decades -- a nine-date Australasian run in 1973. The “Voodoo Lounge” tour swung through in 1995, the “Licks” tour came in 2003 and their most recent trek, “A Bigger Bang,” played four shows in Australia and New Zealand back in 2006.
Earlier this week, the group announced a string of 2014 summertime concert dates in Europe and Israel.