Keith Richards Confirms Rolling Stones’ Plans For 2011 Tour & Album

keith-richardsRolling StonesKeith Richards has predicted a busy 2011 for the perennial rock survivors after confirming the band are planning a tour and a new album in the near future.

When asked about new material during an interview with BBC 6Music, Richards said there are ‘gems in the vaults’, before confirming plans for a tour, saying ‘everybody’s ready to go out there again’ and that he thinks new dates will announced ‘next year’.

Later, Richards went into more detail with regards to their new material, revealing he and frontman Mick Jagger and due to meet up soon. “Knowing Mick as I do, he’s a very prolific writer,” he said. “I have ideas and we’ll put them together in December or January.”

The Rolling Stones’ last major tour, the mammoth ‘A Bigger Bang Tour‘, ran for two years from August 2005-August 2007, and was finally brought to a close with three dates at London’s O2 Arena. It has since been confirmed as the highest grossing tour of all time, raking in an estimated $558,255,524. Following the completion of the dates, rumours began circulating which claimed the band were finally ready to retire, but those whispers were put to bed recently by Ronnie Wood, who insisted the Stones plan to ‘rock till they drop’.

In addition to working on new material, Keith Richards is currently busy promoting his much-anticipated autobiography Life.

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  1. Ruth Blatt 1 December, 2010

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