Keith Richards has confirmed The Rolling Stones will play concerts in New York and London in the near future.
Back in August, Billboard claimed the Stones have dates booked at the O2 Arena in London and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for later this year, and now Richards has lent some weight to those suggestions during an interview with Q.
“We’ve got some shows in London, I believe, and in New York, but I really can’t talk about any of that at the moment,” Richards has said. “They’ve put the gag on me on this. You can hint!”
“Everybody relies upon their instincts, especially once you start working regularly together again,” he continued on band rehearsals. “Because it pulls all the bits and pieces together, which when you’re not working and playing with the guys, dissipates, obviously; you’re not having that immediate contact.”
“But kind of two days of hanging around with the guys again, a certain demon energy takes over and you wonder where it’s coming from!”
Keith Richards has long been pushing for the Stones to get out on the road this year as the veterans celebrate their 50th anniversary. In addition to these rumoured tour dates, the band have also been linked with a headline appearance at Glastonbury in 2013.