FL: Jagger and Richards during '60s heyday
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After rampant rumors suggesting that the Rolling Stones would be hitting the rehearsal studios in order to prepare for what some speculated as either their 50th anniversary farewell show or perhaps even a brand new album, Jagger and company have just announced that they will be playing their first live show in five years this fall.
“You will definitely be seeing us all together soon,” Mick Jagger told the Evening Standard on Thursday at a London exhibition of photographs taken throughout their career. “It’s been great fun being back together and there are a lot of memories in here. I can’t believe it’s been 50 years. We’ve been hanging out together, seeing quite a bit of each other and we want to do some gigs.”
When asked by the Evening Standard as to when we could expect a live performance from the Rolling Stones, Jagger replied: “In the autumn.”
Last Thursday marked to 50th anniversary of the Stone’s first show at London’s Marquee Club in 1962 and the band celebrated the event by appearing at “Rolling Stones 50, A Photographic Exhibition,” at Somerset House.
“This is like walking into a room full of memories,” said Keith Richards, who was a little more conservative speaking about touring than Sir Mick. “It’s great being back with the guys, but I can’t tell you anything about any shows. My lips are sealed.”
Earlier in the year fans learned that the band had met in New York for rehearsals, joined by former bassist Bill Wyman, although the band at up till now had been tip-lipped about mentioning any specific plans for touring.