2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Rolling Stones, and it will be accompanied by all the reunion hooplah you’d expect: new material, a documentary with tons of never-before-seen footage, etc. One thing just got ruled out, though: a reunion tour, which has been postponed until at least 2013.
Rolling Stone Magazine spoke to its namesake about the band’s plans to reunite for an international tour, but a head injury Keith Richards suffered in 2006 still appears to be a roadblock in the way of getting the band on tour. An unnamed inside source told the magazine:
“They don’t want to do a full tour,” he says. “They don’t want to travel, and there are concerns about Keith’s health.” A more likely scenario would see the band camping out for multinight runs in arenas, similar to Prince’s recent stands in New York and Los Angeles. “For example, they’d do 10 nights at MSG, 10 nights at Staples, 10 nights at London’s O2 arena.”
Richards will shake off the rust while the band puts together its 50th anniversary documentary, due out in the fall. Read the full article for a full rundown on what the Stones will be up to…off the road.
Here’s how the news makes us feel: