The Rolling Stones are planning to hit the road this summer with a tour of 18 cities of North America to follow up on their very successful and critically acclaimed “50 and Counting” shows, Rolling Stone reported Friday.
The Rolling Stone report follows by a day a similar report from Billboard.biz that the Stones planned to plan a pack of “less than 20” shows in North America this summer.
The “50 and Counting” shows, which was a series of concerts on both sides of the Atlantic at the end of last year, featured some ex-Stones such as Mick Taylor and Bill Wyman, and special guests that included Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck. The Stones also dug deep into their catalog for a few set list rarities, doing Lennon and McCartney's "I Wanna Be Your Man" and Chuck Berry's “Around and Around.”
Billboard reported the tour would be helmed by Australian promoter Paul Dainty and Virgin Music.
Drummer Charlie Watts is taking an early step out on the road, playing the Pizzaexpress Jazz Club in London during the Steinway Festival 2013 with the ABC&D of Boogie Woogie, the Stones official website announced last week.
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