Rolling Stones Reportedly Planning 50th Anniversary Tour
Rolling Stones devotees can expect the revered band to tour again, according to drummer Charlie Watts. The 69-year-old kit man confirmed that the group will likely start things up again in 2011.
"We're discussing it at the moment," Watts told Le Parisien (according to Gibson). "We said that if we do something, it will be next year or the year after."
"We've reached an age where you can't look too far into the future," added the drummer, who turns 70 next year. The band's remaining co-founders, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, will hit that milestone in 2013. Guitarist Ron Wood, who has been with the band since 1975, is the baby of the band at 63 years old.
In July, reports cited an unnamed source close to the band as saying that the Stones were in talks with concert promoter Live Nation to launch a massive farewell stadium tour that would run into 2012, the 50th anniversary of the band. But don't expect tickets to come cheap -- in 2005, the band launched its two-year, 144-date "A Bigger Bang" tour, which became the highest grossing concert trek of all time.