14 Nov 2012

Extra concert to be held by Rolling Stones

6:38 am on 14 November 2012

The Rolling Stones have added a fifth date to their 50th anniversary tour later this year.

The band announced on its website that between two shows at the O2 Arena in London opening on 25 November and two more at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey opening on 13 December, they will play the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on 8 December

Tickets for the fifth concert go on sale on Monday, 19 November.

The first four events quickly sold out despite complaints about ticket prices ranging between around 95 pounds ($US150) and 950 pounds for a VIP seat in London.

"You might say, 'The tickets are too expensive'," 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."

The concerts are part of a series of events marking 50 years of the band.