Rolling Stones Could Return to Stage this Year: Jagger

Rolling Stones Could Return to Stage this Year: Jagger

(AFP) Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger on Thursday hinted that the band could peform again later this year as the veteran rockers marked the 50th anniversary of their first gig.

Jagger and bandmates Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts were attending the launch of an exhibition at Somerset House in London featuring photographs from a career that changed the course of rock music.

Asked about speculation that the Stones could return to the stage after a five-year gap to mark their golden anniversary, Jagger told AFP: “Yeah definitely later on, later on this year, on stage.”

Rolling Stone magazine — named after the same blues song which gave the band its name — reported last month that Jagger and his bandmates were considering at least one live concert this year to mark the anniversary.

Jagger took to Twitter recently to deny that the band would stage a show to mark the London Olympics, which get under way on July 27, while the band also denied reports they would play next year’s Glastonbury Festival.

Remaining original members Jagger and Richards played The Marquee Club in London on July 12, 1962, the first time they performed under the band name.