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Rolling Stones announce nine-city tour

FILE - This Dec. 15, 2012 file photo shows lead singer Mick Jagger, left, and Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones during a performance at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The band is expected to release information on their upcoming tour on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

FILE - This Dec. 15, 2012 file photo shows lead singer Mick Jagger, left, and Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones during a performance at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The band is expected to release information on their upcoming tour on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Purchase photo reprints »

The veteran rockers said Wednesday their “50 and Counting” tour will kick off in Los Angeles at the Staples Center. The date will be announced later.

The second show is in Oakland, Calif., on May 5. The tour will also visit San Jose, Calif.; Las Vegas; Anaheim, Calif.; Toronto; Chicago; and Boston. The tour wraps June 18 in Philadelphia.

Tickets for Oakland, San Jose, Toronto and Chicago go on sale April 8. Ticket sales for the other cities will be announced later.

The band will also headline the Glastonbury Festival on June 29 and will perform at London’s Hyde Park on July 6.

Former bandmate Mick Taylor will be a special guest throughout the tour.

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