NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The Rolling Stones got together 50 years ago and will be celebrating that anniversary with concerts in New Jersey.

The legendary rock band has announced its upcoming “50 & Counting” tour, which will include two performances at the Prudential Center in Newark, as well two shows at London’s O2 Arena.

The Newark concerts will be on Thursday, December 13 and Saturday, December 15. Pre-sales begin this Saturday, October 20 with general sales beginning on Friday, October 26.

LINK: Rolling Stones 50 & Counting

The shows mark the first time in five years that the Stones have performed live, with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood all coming together once more. The band said it was the “crowning glory” of celebrations marking its 50th anniversary of its first gig.

“Everybody loves a celebration, and London and New York are two good places to do it in!” Jagger said in a statement.

The tour was announced in a video on the band’s website, which you can watch here:

The Stones have been getting some publicity out of their new song, “Doom and Gloom,” which you can hear here:

The tour comes despite some famously testy times.

Richards and Jagger have been creative catalysts and sparring partners – sentiments aggravated two years ago when Richards published his autobiography “Life.”

They’ve nonetheless appeared amicably together during events that marked their 50th anniversary. A documentary about the band, “Crossfire Hurricane,” premieres at the London Film Festival on Thursday.

In another milestone marking their five decades of music, the Museum of Modern Art will host “The Rolling Stones: 50 Years on Film,” a retrospective chronicling the band from the mid-1960s until today. This exhibition will be open Nov. 15.

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