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Rolling Stones 50th anniversary shows booked

By | Published on Wednesday 10 October 2012

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones have shows booked in London and New York, according to Keith Richards. But he’s not allowed to talk about it, so keep it under your hat. Speaking to Q for an interview in the next edition of the magazine at the weekend, Richards said: “We’ve got some shows in London, I believe, and in New York, but I really can’t talk about any of that at the moment. They’ve put the gag on me on this. You can hint!”

He added that the band are now a week into a month-long run of rehearsals for the shows, and are starting to get back into playing together: “Everybody relies upon their instincts, especially once you start working regularly together again. Because it pulls all the bits and pieces together, which when you’re not working and playing with the guys, dissipates, obviously; you’re not having that immediate contact. But kind of two days of hanging around with the guys again, a certain demon energy takes over and you wonder where it’s coming from!”

This year is the band’s 50th anniversary year, of course, and after much battling (legal and otherwise), celebrations are slowly kicking into action. In August it was revealed that the band were recording two songs for their new greatest hits LP in Paris, and a new documentary is due for release in cinemas later this month.