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The Rolling Stones Announce Full Australia Tour

RollingStones.comAfter recently announcing plans to play a March 22 concert at the brand-new Adelaide Oval venue in Adelaide, Australia, The Rolling Stones have now unveiled a full-slate of spring 2014 tour dates Down Under.  The famed British rockers have scheduled a total of seven one-night-only shows, with the trek kicking off March 19 in Perth, Australia, and running through an April 5 performance in Auckland, New Zealand.

Tickets for The Stones' newly announced Australian and New Zealand shows will go on sale to the general public on December 16 at 9 a.m. local time.  A number of "lucky dip" tickets will be made available, giving fans access to premium seats for just $99.

The new trek has been dubbed "14 on Fire" tour.  As on the group's 2013 "50 and Counting" trek, the upcoming outing will feature ex-Stones guitarist Mick Taylor as a special guest.

"Can't wait to reconnect with all our friends in Australia & New Zealand," says Mick Jagger in a statement.  "It's been a while since we've played to you all, so we are looking forward to being back on stage & playing your favorite songs."

Keith Richards adds, "We all had such a ball this year and so we wanted to keep it going!  The energy between the band is better than ever and we're all looking forward to coming back Down Under."

Here are all of The Stones' confirmed upcoming concerts:

3/19 -- Perth, Australia, Perth Arena
3/22 -- Adelaide, Australia, Adelaide Oval
3/25 -- Sydney, Australia, Allphones Arena
3/28 -- Melbourne, Australia, Rod Laver Arena
3/30 -- Macedon Ranges, Australia, Hanging Rock
4/2 -- Brisbane, Australia, Brisbane Entertainment Centre
4/5 -- Auckland, New Zealand, Mt. Smart Stadium

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