Amid swirling rumors about a 2013 tour and a possible headlining spot at this years Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2013, Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones recently told RollingStone.com that they have not been approached with any offers from festival organizers at this point. With regards to 2013 tour plans, Jagger admits, “I always said that we’d see how this would go,” referring to the band’s recent string of 50th anniversary concerts, “then we’d think about doing more – or not….There have been quite a few offers. I’m going to see what’s on the table and discuss it with everyone. We’ll announce it when we’ve figured it out.”
Coming off a highly successful five show 50th Anniversary run in London, Brooklyn, and Newark, with guests from Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, The Black Keys, Gary Clark Jr., Florence Welch (Florence and the Machine), and appearances by ex-Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, it would seem likely that Jagger, Richards, Wood, and Watts would follow these shows up with a full tour. That, however, remains to be seen.
As far as Coachella goes, a Rolling Stones appearance would follow suit with the major headliners of the past few years, which have included: Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, Madonna, Prince, and Radiohead. If the Stones would headline any festival, it would make sense that it would happen at the Indio Fairgrounds, where the festival has expanded to two separate weekends (April 12-14 & 19-21).
We guess we will just have to wait and see. Stay tuned to L4LM for any updates.