Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Keith Richards: The Rolling Stones are rehearsing

The Rolling Stones officially turn 50 on Thursday.

The band played their first show at London's Marquee Club on July 12, 1962.

On the eve of the big 5-0, the BBC reports Stones' guitarist Keith Richards says the band have met up for "a couple of rehearsals."

While rumors of a 50th Anniversary tour have been circulating for a number of years, Richards would not go so far as to say when the quartet would be performing in public again.

"There's things in the works - I think it's definitely happening," he told the BBC. "But when? I can't say yet. We're playing around with the idea and had a couple of rehearsals - we've got together and it feels so good."

The Stones last world tour, A Bigger Bang, played to 4.5m people in 32 countries over two years before it finished in London in 2007.

With ticket sales of $558m (£360m), it was the most profitable tour of all time, until it was eclipsed by U2's 360 tour last year.

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