The Rolling Stones have been nominated for Best British Live Act by the 2013 Brit Awards. The nominations were announced on January 10, 2013. The awards ceremony will be held at London's O2 Arena on February 20, 2013. It has not yet been announced if the Rolling Stones will attend the ceremony.
On the Rolling Stones' official Twitter feed, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards was quoted as saying, ""So a big thanks to BRIT fans and the BRIT Nom!"
Almost all of the prizes given at the Brit Awards are voted on by the public.
As previously reported, the Rolling Stones performed five arena concerts in 2012 to celebrate the band's 50th anniversary: November 25 and November 29 at the O2 Arena in London; December 8 at Barclays Center in New York City's Brooklyn borough; and December 13 and December 15, at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
The concerts featured several guest performers, including former Rolling Stones bass player Bill Wyman (in London), former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor (in London and Newark), Bruce Springsteen (in Newark), Jeff Beck (in London), Eric Clapton (in London), John Mayer (in Newark), Lady Gaga (in Newark), Mary J. Blige (in London and Brooklyn), Florence Welch (in London), the Black Keys (in Newark) and Gary Clark Jr. (in Brooklyn and Newark).
In addition, the Rolling Stones performed two songs ("You Got Me Rocking" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash") at the 12-12-12 concert to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims. The concert was held at New York City's Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012.
Before they launched their mini-tour in 2012, the Rolling Stones did a "warm-up" show at the La Trabendo nightclub in Paris on October 25, 2012.
In an article published on January 4, 2013, Rolling Stone magazine's website quoted Jagger as saying: “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.”
Keith Richards added: “Hey, 51 years? Don’t give a sh*t. 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’ ... A gig’s a gig. The curtain opens and there you are. I just get the feeling they’re champing at the bit now. Really, all you’re going to have to do is wait for an announcement."