It's gone from rumor to reality: The Rolling Stones have announced a nine-city US tour this summer.

The "50 and Counting" tour will kick off in Los Angeles at the Staples Center. The date will be announced later.

The second show is in Oakland, Calif., on May 5. The tour will also visit San Jose, Calif.; Las Vegas; Anaheim, Calif.; Toronto; Chicago; and Boston. The tour ends June 18 in Philadelphia.

Tickets for Oakland, San Jose, Toronto and Chicago go on sale April 8. Ticket sales for the other cities will be announced later.

The band will also headline the Glastonbury Festival on June 29 and will perform at London's Hyde Park on July 6.

One highlight of the tour: Mick Taylor, who was a member of the band from 1969 through 1974, will be a special guest.