Stones Weighing Offers for 2013 Tour Dates
It seems almost certain the Rolling Stones will return to the road in 2013, but even the band isn’t sure when or where. Rumored appearances at Coachella in April appear to be just that at this point. But Mick Jagger and Keith Richards both indicate they won’t be pulling a Led Zeppelin by teasing fans with a December show only to disappear for five years.
“It would be dopey to bring things up to this level and say, ‘Well, that’s that, 50 years, bye-bye,'” Richards says in an interview for the Jan. 17 issue of Rolling Stone. “Really, all you’re going to have to do is wait for an announcement.”
Jagger, as usual, is more reserved. Leading up to the 50th anniversary tour stops in London, New York and New Jersey it became common for Richards to lead fans on before the band had something tangible to promote. “Keith and Ronnie [Wood] say things to the press,” Jagger counters. “Because that’s their line.”
“There have been quite a few offers,” he adds. “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.”
The 50th anniversary shows came after nearly a year of rumor, but paid off for fans who took one in live or on pay-per-view. Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Lady Gaga and the Black Keys were amongst the on-stage collaborators. Mick Taylor showed up for the London and Newark, N.J. shows to play ‘Midnight Rambler.’ By all accounts, the band was better than one could have hoped, with Rolling Stone saying they “reasserted their right … to the title of the world’s greatest rock & roll band.”