Veteran band The Rolling Stones are planning to retire from live performances in 2013 after headlining the Glastonbury festival next June, according to a report in a UK tabloid over the weekend.
The Sunday Mirror newspaper has brought out yet another ‘source’ who claims the Stones are planning on making their first and only appearance at Worthy Farm next year as the final gig of a ‘handful’ of UK tour dates which will be organised to mark their 50th anniversary, after which they will finally retire from the live stage.
“All four members have agreed that next year is the right time to have one final hurrah and put on the gig of their lives,” the source claims. “It’s a case of now or never, and obviously Glastonbury is the most important festival on the circuit. Everybody’s incredibly excited, it’s a final bow.”
A series of special events are being arranged to mark The Rolling Stones’ 50th year as a band, including an in-depth documentary detailing their long career, and a new photo exhibition entitled The Rolling Stones: 50, which will open at London’s Somerset House on July 13th, running to August 27th.Just Published: