Keith Richards Confirms Stones Gigs
You gotta give it to the Rolling Stones; these guys never stop touring. And it looks like that hasn’t changed, because the band’s guitarist, Keith Richards, revealed that the group has a couple of live shows lined up in both London and New York.
The crew’s decision to turn down the offer to play at the 2012 London Olympics, regardless of the speculation, left fans concerned they’d never get a chance to see the Stones anytime soon. However, in a recent interview with Q Magazine, Richards explained, “We’ve got some shows in London, I believe, and in New York, but I really can’t talk about any of that at the moment. They’ve put the gag on me on this. You can hint!”
Rejoice! While there are no dates announced as of yet, surely Richards’ comments are relieving fans of any worrisome thoughts.
He went on, speaking about the bands members’ strengths during rehearsals. “Everybody relies upon their instincts,” he said. “Especially once you start working regularly together again. Because it pulls all the bits and pieces together, which when you’re not working and playing with the guys, dissipates, obviously; you’re not having that immediate contact.”
And if you can’t wait to hear them live, the band will release ‘GRRR!‘ in November, a brand new greatest hits compilation to correspond with their 50th anniversary of being a group. Word has it that two new songs will feature on the album: ‘Gloom And Doom’ and ‘One Last Shot.’
Also, lest we forget, the Stones’ ‘Crossfire Hurricane‘ documentary will be premiering on Oct. 18.