The Rolling Stones, after several decades of touring, will perform their final concert at Glastonbury sometime next year. Sources close to the band say that Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood are officially ending the band after one final blow-out concert for their fans. Since the guys are getting up in age — three of them are pushing 70, while one has already crossed that line — another around-the-world tour just isn’t the cards.
“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,” a source said. “It’s as 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.”
That’s what The Mirror would have you believe, anyway. This, of course, is news to the band.
According to The Guardian, The Rolling Stones, who have been performing as a group since 1962, have absolutely no plans to retire next year. A representative for the band explained that these sort of rumors are really nothing new. What’s more, the band isn’t currently scheduled to perform at the upcoming festival at Worthy Farm in 2013.
“Everybody in the year off thinks they’ve come up with the perfect Glastonbury lineup. But at the moment there isn’t anything to confirm or deny,” a representative explained.
Take a breath, Rolling Stones fans. Your heroes are still hard at work.