MUSIC NEWS - Mick Jagger has confirmed that The Rolling Stones will play together this fall. The legendary rock band celebrated the 50th anniversary of their first ever gig this week (July 12), and have been constantly surrounded by rumors that they're readying to perform together once again to mark their half-century anniversary.
Just this week, Jagger revealed that they had turned down the chance to play the Olympics opening ceremony because they weren't "stage ready", and guitarist Keith Richards said that although he and his bandmates had been rehearsing and would "definitely" play together again, he couldn't predict when they would be taking to the stage.
When asked by London's Evening Standard newspaper when the band would perform live next, Jagger replied: "This autumn".
Speaking at The Rolling Stones: 50 photography exhibition at London's Somerset House, he added:
You will definitely be seeing us all together soon. It's been great fun being back together and there are a lot of memories in here. I can't believe it's been 50 years. We've been hanging out together, seeing quite a bit of each other and we want to do some gigs.
Mr Richards has said: "This is like walking into a room full of memories. It's great being back with the guys, but I can't tell you anything about any shows. My lips are sealed." Guitar Ron Wood told Reuters on Thursday; "What we do is live in hope and hopefully this week we'll unfold some plans,". He added that world's most famous rock band had recently spent a number of days rehearsing in a studio in New York and that being back with the band was like "being back at school".