The Rolling Stones are set to play a number of secret shows as a warm-up for their 50th anniversary arena shows in New York and London next month, Ronnie Wood has said.
The band will play their first comeback show on 25 November, when they play the first of two nights at London's O2 but Wood has revealed that they are planning on playing club shows under an assumed name.
Wood revealed to NME, that they are already rehearsing in Paris and they are hoping to sneak out for some "little club gigs".
"We'll bung a few in next week or the week after," he said. "I don't know who we'll be billed as but we'll turn up somewhere and put a few to the test. Tiny, 200, 300-people kind of places," he said.
According to the magazine, the band are most likely to perform under the name the Cockroaches, the alias they have used for decades.
After months of rumours The Rolling Stones have announced plans to headline four gigs later this year.
Tickets were snapped up in seven minutes after going on sale at 9am last Friday (October 19) despite ticket prices ranging from £106 - £460.
The '50 and Counting' tour will begin at London's O2 on November 25, followed by a show on November 29.
The Rolling Stones will then travel across the pond to New Jersey to play the Newark Prudential Centre on December 13 and 15.
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The track 'Doom and Gloom' is taken from the band's upcoming greatest hits compilation GRRR!.
'Doom And Gloom' is Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood first recording since the release of 2005's A Bigger Bang.
The band hinted earlier this year that they would reunite to coincide with the band's 50th anniversary. Also rumours that The Rolling Stones could headline Glastonbury in 2013 have been making the rounds.
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