The Rolling Stones have received “quite a few offers” for a full tour in 2013 and think it would be “dopey” to retire after performing just a handful of shows late last year.
In an article posted today at RollingStone.com, Stones frontman Mick Jagger confirmed the legendary British Invasion rockers have received a number of bids to tour in 2013, following their sold out 50th anniversary shows in London and New York.
Sir Mick tells Rolling Stone, "There have been quite a few offers. I'm going to see what's on the table and discuss it with everyone. We'll announce it when we've figured it out."
Guitarist Keith Richards suggests that more Stones shows in 2013 are a foregone conclusion, saying, "Really, all you're going to have to do is wait for an announcement."
He adds, "(the anniversary shows) went like a dream, at the same speed, man. But we barely got off the starting blocks. It would be dopey to bring things up to this level and say, 'Well, that's that, 50 years, bye-bye. This thing wasn’t enough!”
“The World’s Greatest Rock n’ Roll Band” wrapped up their 2012 “50 and Counting” tour last month, performing a star-studded 2-½ hour concert to a capacity crowd in Newark, N.J. at the Prudential Center.
The "Satisfaction" hitmakers have not officially announced any shows for 2013, but a note appeared briefly Friday under the ‘Tour’ section on The Stones's mobile app, listing “Coachella 2013” on April 12, 2013.
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