The Rolling Stones have announced a series of live dates for next year.

The band's '14 On Fire' tour will kick off on Friday, February 21, 2014 in Abu Dhabi, with gigs in the Far East and Asia, including three shows in Tokyo and a one-off concert in Macau.

In a statement Mick Jagger said: ''Can't wait to be back on stage, especially in Abu Dhabi.

''I am really looking forward to playing all your favourite songs and seeing you all very soon.''

The band, including Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood, last played two sold-out headline dates at London's Hyde Park in July after their performance at Glastonbury Festival.

Keith said: ''The best place in the world for me is out on that stage.

''Standby everyone ... it's back to where we belong, me, Mick, Charlie and Ronnie and some friends all rocking out together. The wheels are in motion and we're on our way ... see you very soon!''

The band will also head to Australia and New Zealand for one-off shows in Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Hanging Rock, Brisbane and Auckland.

Two further shows in Asia are expected to be announced in coming days and Mick Taylor, who was a member of the Rolling Stones from 1969 until 1974, will reportedly be a special guest for the tour.

The band will treat their generations of fans to a set packed full of classic hits such as 'Gimme Shelter', 'Paint It Black' and 'Jumping Jack Flash', plus a number of unexpected cover versions.

Tickets go on sale to the general public at midday on Thursday, December 12 at

Exclusive pre-sale starts from midday Monday and closes at midday on Wednesday.

The Rolling Stones 2014 tour dates..

Feb 21: Abu Dhabi, du Arena

Feb 26: Tokyo, Tokyo Dome

Mar 4: Tokyo, Tokyo Dome

Mar 6: Tokyo, Tokyo Dome

Mar 9: Macau, Cotai Arena

Mar 19: Perth, Perth Arena

Mar 22: Adelaide, Adelaide Oval

Mar 25: Sydney, Allphones Arena

Mar 28: Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena

Mar 30: Macedon, Hanging Rock

April 2: Brisbane, Entertainment Centre

April 5: Aukland, Mt Smart Stadium