Rolling Stones Not Playing Coachella

Alright, it’s Monday – let’s take a look at some of the news that has been going around this past weekend.

A few weeks ago we reported that the Rolling Stones might be making a surprise appearance as headliners for the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this summer due to a very interesting pic and supposed leaked dates.

The evidence seemed pretty clear: the California based festival appeared on the band’s own official app in December under their tour dates section (only to be taken down a few hours later). Coachella’s own Facebook page even teased a photo of a stone rolling on the Empire Polo Grounds where the festival is held.

Unfortunately, much like a certain college line backer’s deceased girlfriend, the Rolling Stones at Coachella was all a lie. Well, more like too much wishful thinking.

A source close to the band confirmed to Rolling Stone magazine that the Stones aren’t currently scheduled for Coachella – but expect to see them on the road in 2013.

"There have been quite a few offers," Mick Jagger told the magazine after wrapping the band’s recent 50th anniversary shows in London, New York and New Jersey.

"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." Added Keith Richards, "Really, all you're going to have to do is wait for an announcement . . . 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.'"

From the looks of it, either both Coachella’s Facebook page and the Stones official app corroborated on some sort of prank or they simply announced news that was never officially confirmed a bit too soon.

Either way, there should be a few more ample opportunities to catch the Stones this year as they continue their 50th anniversary celebrations. 




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