Rolling Stones to play Brooklyn in December

The Rolling Stones 50th anniversary tour will stop at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn Dec. 8.

LONDON - The Rolling Stones have added a fifth date to their 50th anniversary tour later this year, the band announced on its website.

In between two shows at London's O2 Arena starting on Nov. 25 and two more at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. opening on Dec. 13 the veteran quartet will play the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Dec. 8.

Tickets for the fifth concert go on sale on Monday, Nov. 19. The first four gigs quickly sold out despite complaints from many fans over high ticket prices ranging between around $150 and 10 times that for a VIP seat in London.

"You might say, 'The tickets are too expensive'," singer Mick Jagger told Billboard magazine in a recent interview. "Well, it's a very expensive show to put on, just to do four shows, because normally you do a hundred shows and you'd have the same expenses."

He added that he did not agree with the secondary ticket market prices and stressed that the Rolling Stones did not profit from tickets changing hands at inflated prices.

The concerts celebrating 50 years of the band behind hits like "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" and "Honky Tonk Women" are part of a series of events marking the milestone including a new documentary, a photograph book and a greatest hits album.

The music press has been rife with speculation that the Stones could launch a full world tour next year including a set at the Glastonbury music festival.

(Reporting by Mike Collett-White)