Thursday, April 9, 2015

Rolling Stones: Keith Richards may tour behind upcoming solo album

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards says he will release a new solo album this fall and is considering plans to support the project with a tour.

“I think that's coming out in September,” Richards tells Rolling Stone about the recently-completed record. “We're looking for the right time slot to bring it out. The Stones have been working so much lately that I've been holding off until we could find a reasonable time. I think it's September, but I don't know for sure.”

Richard reveals he had some help putting the album together.

“Steve Jordan and me,” says Richards. “We're joined here and there by [guitarist] Waddy Wachtel and [Rolling Stones backup singer] Bernard Fowler. Steve and I put it together.”

The guitarist is considering the possibility of doing some solo dates behind the project.

“That's being kicked around,” he explains. “At the moment, I'm just getting my head into the Stones and I haven't really thought about what I'm going to do afterwards. But usually if I put a record out, I do some road work. So, it's possible.”

Richards and The Rolling Stones are scheduled to play a 15-date summer stadium tour of North America, with shows opening May 24 in San Diego at Petco Park.

In sync with the tour launch, the band will release an expanded reissue of 1971’s “Sticky Fingers” on May 25 (May 26 in North America).

The Stones will also release a rare 1971 club show as part of their “From The Vault” series.

Due June 23, “The Marquee - Live in 1971” was originally filmed for US television shortly after the group completed a farewell tour of the UK for tax reasons.

See also:

Rolling Stones to release rare 1971 London club show
Mick Jagger wants Rolling Stones to record a new album
AUDIO: Rolling Stones premiere unreleased acoustic version of Wild Horses
Rolling Stones announce Sticky Fingers reissue
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