Having crisscrossed North America this year on the group's Zip Code Tour, the Rolling Stones will balance the equatorial scales with a trek to stadiums in South America for 2016, the group's first visit to that continent in a decade.

Originally planned for this fall, the slightly delayed America Latina Ole tour is set to commence Feb. 3 in Santiago, Chile, one of a dozen dates running through March 15, when it is scheduled to wind up in Mexico City.

"We love playing Latin America and are excited about going to some cities for the first time," singer and songwriter Mick Jagger said in a statement. "The audiences are among some of the best in the world, they bring incredible energy."

In the same statement, guitarist and songwriter Keith Richards added, "We had a great time performing in stadiums last summer in the U.S. and are excited to come to Latin America for the first time in 10 years. The fans are amazing."

 

Other than the Mexico City stop, the tour will focus on South America, with shows in Buenos Aires; Montevideo, Uruguay; Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Porto Alegre, Brazil; Lima, Peru; and Bogota, Colombia.

The performances in Peru, Uruguay and Colombia will be the band's first in those countries, and it's also the Stones' first visit to Porto Alegre.

Tickets go on sale Nov. 9. Information is available at the band's website.

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