The Rolling Stones have added a date in Brooklyn to its very short upcoming concert series marking the band's 50th anniversary.

The veteran rockers will play the newly opened Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Dec. 8, bringing the number of shows in the upcoming series to five.

The Stones had previously announced two shows at London’s O2 Arena on Nov. 25 and 29, and two more at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J, on Dec. 13 and 15.

The first four concerts quickly sold out despite ticket prices that ranged from £95 ($151 Cdn) to £950 ($1500 Cdn) for VIP seating.

"You might say, 'The tickets are too expensive'," singer Mick Jagger told Billboard magazine in a recent interview.

"Well, it's a very expensive show to put on, just to do four shows, because normally you do a hundred shows and you'd have the same expenses."

The shows mark the first time in five years that Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood have united to play live.

The iconic band, known for songs like (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction and Honky Tonk Women, gave its first performance on July 12, 1962.

The Stones recently played a surprise warm-up concert in Paris, giving rise to speculation they plan a series of smaller gigs or a longer tour next year.

The Stones on Tuesday released yet another hits compilation with two new songs and HBO is premiering a documentary on their formative years, Crossfire Hurricane, on Thursday.

"Without saying yes or nay," Keith Richards said in an interview this week, "once this starts rolling, I can't see it stopping. The band feels good about themselves, they still feel they've got something to offer. Obviously there are a lot of people out there who agree. We'll go along with it."

With files from The Associated Press