They haven't toured together in venues as big as this since 2007 but The Rolling Stones have announced they will be returning to grand stages with their Zip Code tour, come May 2015.

The band stated they would be performing 15 stadium shows spanning across North America, with their first gig set to take place at Petco Park in San Diego, California on 24 May.

Other destinations the group will visit include Atlanta, Columbus, Dallas, Florida Ohio and Texas, with many more on top of that.

The legendary rockers opted for smaller arena-based shows with their comeback anniversary tour, 50's Years & Counting, in 2012 after four years of being out of the limelight as a group. But now it seems that the musicians are raring to go when it comes to bigger platforms.

Guitarist Keith Richards could hardly contain his excitement at the prospect of playing live again, stating: "I can't wait to get back on stage! We love being out on the road and it is great to come back to North America."

Frontman Mick Jagger shared similar sentiments to his bandmate saying: "We are looking forward to being back onstage and playing your favourite songs. People say, 'How come you're still doing this?' but I can't believe I did this when I was 20."

The group intends to make their shows as big and as bold as possible with a stage that will extend right into the audience, as well as video screens and special effects.

The appropriately named tour gets its name from reference to a track from their 1971 album Sticky Fingers, and will coincide with the re-release of the album in deluxe format which will be brought to the public on 26 May.

The ensemble have claimed they will be playing all of their best known hits as well as some "special gems" from their entire back catalogue.

Fans of the musicians can buy tickets to all US dates when they go on sale on 13 April. A Quebec date will go on sale on 11 April.