The Rolling Stones, slammed in Britain for canceling their home tour because of a new tax law, announced Tuesday they will play Moscow for the first time in their 30-year career.

Keith Richards, who broke two ribs last month when falling off the steps in his library, has been given a clean bill of health and is ready to perform again."We have always attempted to pioneer massive tours into new territories," singer Mick Jagger said in a statement announcing details of the Moscow gig on Aug. 11.

"On the last tour we played Prague for the first time to 120,000 people and although it poured with rain, the crowd were uplifting in their response and we consider it one of the best shows we ever participated in," he added.