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Rolling Stones plan farewell gig at Glastonbury festival
Jun 17 2012 By Dean Piper
The Rolling Stones together ahead of 50-years tour
THE Rolling Stones are ready to bow out in spectacular style – with a farewell gig at Glastonbury next year.
The band, whose four members have a combined age of 272, are set to play the Sunday night headline slot on the Pyramid stage after talks with festival organisers Michael and Emily Eavis.
It will be their first and only performance at the famous Somerset event which attracts 175,000 fans.
Sources close to the band indicate the appearance is expected to be the final date in a “handful” of shows in Britain and America in 2013 – which they see as their true 50th anniversary – before they finally retire from the live arena.
One insider said: “All four members have agreed that next year is the right time to have one final hurrah.
“Glastonbury is the most important festival on the circuit. Everybody’s incredibly excited.”
The band – whose song The Last Time hit No.1 in 1965 – are said to be reluctant to start another world tour.
Mick Jagger, 68, doesn’t want to be away from his family and Keith Richards, also 68, has given up the hellraising lifestyle that was a big part of his life on the road. Charlie Watts, 71, has never been a fan of touring anyway.
But Ronnie Wood, 65, gave a strong hint that the band were preparing a comeback, saying: “It looks like we are going to be doing more stuff.”
Although the band played their first gig in July 1962, Keith said: “The Stones considered ’63 to be 50 years because Charlie didn’t join until January.”He also hinted ex-bassist Bill Wyman, who left in 1992, might join in.