Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Rolling Stones move 50th Anniversary tour to 2013

It was announced today that the Rolling Stones have decided to set their 50th anniversary tour for next year. Rolling Stone magazine announced the news after conducting separate interviews with singer Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards. According to Richards, the band isn't ready. According to various other sources, the band might be making this decision due to Richards' health. One concert business source says that the band don't want to do too much traveling out of concern for Richards' health. An example of this would be to do a 10 show stint at various major venues around the world such as Madison Square Garden and Staples Center.  Stones fans can look forward to a few thing other things in the future: Richards is currently working on a new album. Also, the band are having director Brett Morgen take lead in an upcoming documentary on the band. The  documentary will be released sometime in September of this year. Morgen is quoted to saying that they have 50 hours worth of interviews and are going through never before seen footage. Also, Richards says that former bassist Bill Wyman might be up for join the band on their 50th anniversary tour. 
As much as it sucks that the Stones won't tour this year, we still have things to look forward to. I'm very interested in seeing what this documentary offers. The story of the band has been told before in 25x5 but it could use an update! I would also like to see more archival releases like The Brussels Affair and Hampton Coliseum. This should all be worth the wait.  

No comments:

Post a Comment