The Rolling Stones' widely reported 2016 South American tour is starting to come into focus.
Alejandro Soberon, president of the Mexican promotion firm CIE, has given Billboard the first official confirmation of the tour, saying dates should be announced this weekend for Mexico City -- most likely during March -- Colombia, Argentina, a first-ever show in Peru and, most likely Brazil. It will be the Stones' first trip to the continent in nearly a decade.
No other Stones tours have been rumored for the new year yet, and Keith Richards has said he hopes to get the group into the studio after the South American run to record its first new album since 2005's "A Bigger Bang."
Meanwhile, the Stones' latest vault set, Tokyo Dome (Live 1990) comes out Friday (November 13) on CD and DVD/Blu-ray.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.