Mick Jagger and Keith Richards on stage in Hyde Park

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards on stage in Hyde Park Photo: Getty Images

If you want to see the world’s biggest (and arguably oldest) rock superstars, the Rolling Stones, perform on what is expected to be their final visit, keep late March free because they will be playing a handful of major concerts in Australia.

The Stones have been confirmed a gig at the revamped Adelaide Oval on March 22, 2014, in front of a potential 70,000 crowd, with Melbourne and Sydney gigs expected to be announced in coming weeks.

A music industry source said Melbourne would host two Rolling Stones gigs on the 2014 tour.

At least one Sydney gig is planned although more could be added, with demand for tickets likely to be strong. Tickets to the Stones’ show in London last November ranged from $ 162 to $ 640, with VIP packages costing more than $ 1600.

Former guitarist Mick Taylor will join the band as a special guest in Adelaide. He played with them from 1969 until 1974 when he quit after disagreements with Keith Richards.

The band first toured Australia in February 1965 The last visit to Australia was in April 2006, when they played only two shows on their A Bigger Bang tour – at Telstra Stadium in Sydney and Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.