Published on July 16th, 2012 | by Daniel0
Mick Jagger Says that the Rolling Stones will Play Together in Autumn
There is a treat for the Rolling Stones fans this autumn. Mick Jagger says that the band is going to play together during the 2012 season. During an interview with the Evening Standard, the ageing rocker said that his band is going to play their first shows together in a space of five years during the fall. Several rumors have been circulating about the band’s plans following their 50th anniversary of the first live show they did at the Marquee Club in 1962.
- Recalling the heady memories: Fans will be delighted to hear that they are going to get a chance to see Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Mick Jagger performing together again. The band was present at the Somerset House where a set of their career photographs was launched. That is when Jagger explained that they are likely to be performing again the autumn season.
Recently the Rolling Stones undertook some rehearsals in New York. They were joined by their former bassist Bill Wyman. At the time they did not comment about their future plans for a full-scale performance schedule. Nevertheless Jagger said that it was definitely the case that they would be seen together soon. He said that it is great to look back at all those fond memories and expressed surprise that time had passed so quickly. The singer says that members of the band tend to hang out together even when they are not doing any gigs.
Giving the Rolling Stones a warm welcome
There were rumors that the band would be part of the lineup for the Olympics but Mick Jagger threw cold water on that story by saying that they were too rusty to play so soon. In fact they have not played together since 2007. The size of the gig and its importance mean that the band did not feel that they could do full justice to the Olympics music lineup. The Photographic Exhibition at Somerset House was meant to highlight the band at 50. Perhaps this acted as the precursor to their planned autumn concerts.
A biographical book linking Mick Jagger and David Bowie is being serialized in some of the British newspapers. Everyone is looking back at those heady days when the Rolling Stones held sway. Their varied (and sometimes controversial) careers have captured public imagination for five decades. Time passes quickly when you are having fun. Hopefully Jagger and friends will continue to entertain us.