The Stones will play the O2 Arena in London on Nov. 25 and 29, before crossing the Atlantic to perform at the Prudential Center in Newark, on Dec. 13 and 15.
“Sorry to keep you all hanging around but the waiting is over,” guitarist Keith Richards said in a statement, referring to months of rumors and gossip in the music press about an anniversary tour.
“I’ve always said the best place for rock and roll is on the stage and the same is true for the Stones,” he added.
The group will perform on a stage designed around the band’s trademark tongue and lips logo, and organizers have promised a high-tech live experience.
During an interview on the BBC shortly before the concerts were confirmed, Jagger suggested that the four dates could be a prelude to a longer tour.