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Rolling Stones to tour in 2012?

Charlie Watts expresses his desire to get back on the road this year

  • 09/01/2012
  • Matt Everitt
Charlie Watts

Rumours have been circulating for a while now that the Rolling Stones will tour in 2012 to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

There have been reports of secret meetings between Charlie, Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards, so it would make sense to play some big shows.

It looks like Charlie is up for it:

"It would be lovely next year to do some shows because it will be fifty years.

"Ronnie plays, I still play, Mick sings, he can do it anyway, I think Keith is doing some records," he told 6 Music.

"Anyway it would be great if we did, we are just getting to an age where it's getting a bit difficult to get it together and it's such a bloody performance getting us together."

The last time the band toured was back in 2007 for the Bigger Bang Tour which ended at the O2 Arena in London and saw them make 360 million pounds.

With an average age of 67 and a half, after fifty years we asked Charlie how they've stayed together so long.

He also explained why he thinks the band have stayed to together for so long.

"I think no one wants to quit because the other one will say you quit."


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