The Rolling Stones are on the verge of a 18 trek tour across America this summer and many fans are wondering whether or not the classic rockers have any plans to perform and record new material. The group hasn’t released an album of all new material since 2005’s A Bigger Bang, and they won’t if frontman Mick Jagger has it his way.
“It would be nice to have a new album, but people don’t like the new album when you play it onstage,” Jagger says. “They glumly look at you. ‘OK, it will be over in a minute’. It’s not a good excuse, but it’s the truth and has to be said.”
“The time to record a band is once they’ve been on the road a while so they’re hot,” guitarist Keith Richards states. “We’ll think about that while we’re doing this. The world needs more Stones records. So do I.”
The Rolling Stones are set to kick off their 50 And Counting tour on May 2nd at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The date was originally announced as TBD due to sporting events scheduled at the arena. The legendary group have announced more dates since their early April tour announcement.
UPDATED CONCERT DATES:
May 2* – Los Angeles – STAPLES Center – On sale April 15 @ 10AM PST
May 5 – Oakland – Oracle Arena – On sale now
May 8 – San Jose – HP Pavilion – On sale now
May 11 – Las Vegas – MGM Grand Garden Arena – TBA
May 15 – Anaheim – Honda Center – On sale April 15 @ 10AM PST
May 25 – Toronto – Air Canada Centre – On sale now
May 28 – Chicago – Chicago United Center – On sale now
May 31 – Chicago – Chicago United Center – On sale now
June 3 – Chicago – Chicago United Center – On sale now
June 6 – Toronto – Air Canada Centre – On sale now
June 12 – Boston – TD Garden – On sale April 15 @ 10AM EST
June 18 – Philadelphia – Wells Fargo Center – On sale April 15 @ 10AM EST
*Date subject to change pending NBA/NHL playoff schedule.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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