As the Rolling Stones mark the half century point in their careers, fans like me are more eager than ever to see them live in concert. Sounds like 2013 may be the year we get our wish.

Dates for Rolling Stones concerts - the first in more than five years - are being announced this week and hopes are that there will be a full scale tour coming for 2013.

Right now there are two shows set for London's O2 Arena on November 26 and 27 and then there are some dates set for December as well. The group is going to play at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ December 15 and 16 and rumors are swirling that the Stones will do some dates at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, New York but nothing has been confirmed, however the story is a little different if you talk to Bobby Keys who plays sax for the group.

Bobby says that the group - especially Keith - is playing their hand close to the vest and he told Billboard that he's just being told that there is "something in the wind" and that he "should be ready to go." Keys reports that he doesn't know how soon he needs to be ready to go, but, "the reality is this train is going to pull into the last station pretty soon."

Meanwhile, while you were sleeping (or coming home from the bar) the Rolling Stones released a new single called Doom and Gloom which singer Mick Jagger says it isn't doomy or gloomy at all. It's a "dirty" tune that "you can dance to" and it was "quick and fun to record". They laid it down in Paris over the summer as part of the sessions for their GRRR! Greatest Hits Collection to be released next month.  Doom and Gloom was made available for download at 2:15 this morning.