During the announcement of live shows in London and New York next month the band responded to questions about playing more live shows next year.
The Rolling Stones play two night’s at London’s 02 Arena on November 25 and 29 to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Then two nights at the Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey in the US on December 13 and 15. The tickets go on sale tomorrow and are priced between £100 – £400.
When Keith Richards was asked by 6 Music DJ Matt Everitt if there will be more shows beyond the 50th anniversary gigs, Richards said that he, “wouldn’t be surprised,” adding: “Nobody has given us a heads up but this band isn’t going to wind up with four shows. Next year looks like it is on.”
Richards also expressed interest in appearing at Glastonbury 2013 – weather permitting: “On a good day if the weather’s fine that’s an interesting proposition. The band wants to get these four gigs under their belt and then think about next year after that. Anything is possible with this band.”
An article by British tabloid The Sun last week suggested the rumoured slot was closer than ever, with a source commenting: “Michael Eavis is desperate to get the band confirmed and has made initial contact with their people.
“Getting a decision from the whole band can be tough and at the moment they are without an agent for live shows, which is not helping the situation.
“But there is a good chance 2013 will finally be the year they make it.”
The article also linked Mumford and Sons to a headline slot on the Pyramid Stage.
Glastonbury Festival 2013 takes place on 26-30 June 2013 at Worthy Farm, Pilton.
Glastonbury Festival tickets for 2013 sold out in record time on October 7th, a re-sale date for tickets which haven’t been paid off in full will take place in April 2013, on a date still to be confirmed. Glastonbury Festival registration re-opened last week.
In an interview in last week’s NME, co-organiser Emily Eavis refuted rumours that The Smiths would reform to play, saying: “There are no talks happening with The Smiths. It’s good to rule these ones out because every year it’s always the same ones rumoured.”
She also revealed that the festival had not talked to Fleetwood Mac as yet, and that while hip-hop would feature as always, it was unlikely to provide one of next year’s headliners.