Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Rolling Stones deny 2011 tour plans despite Glastonbury posting

Well, that didn’t take long.

The Rolling Stones issued a statement on Wednesday denying recent headlines that the band will be touring this year.

Here it is:

A Statement from The Rolling Stones

London - 2/2/11

In light of recent reports surrounding the 'Breach of Contract' Court Case in America between Live Nation Entertainment and former LiveNation chairman Michael Cohl, The Rolling Stones wish to clarify their position regarding representation and touring.

Following the end of the 2007 A Bigger Bang world tour, The Rolling Stones became free from any contractual arrangements or agreements with Michael Cohl. He is neither their representative nor their tour promoter.

Also, the Stones confirmed today they have no firm plans to
 tour at this time.

The Rolling Stones have recently secured a worldwide Merchandising agreement with Bravado Inc and in 2008 signed a new global record deal with Universal Music.

So, while the band is denying that a proper tour is in the works, the Stones’ tongue logo remains posted on the Glastonbury website, fueling rumours that the band will headline the Glastonbury Festival, which will be held at Worthy Farm in Somerset, England, from June 22-26.

It takes a lot of energy, time and resources for an organization the size of the Stones to play one-off shows, so the Glastonbury issue remains one to keep an eye on.

If the Stones aren’t involved, have they made any efforts to have their trademarked logo removed from the Festival’s website? Did the Festival’s organizers use it without the band’s permission? Or will the Stones play, after all?


The The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones – Start Me Up
Isle Of Wight – June 10, 2007

See also:

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