The legendary Rolling Stones plan to hit the road in 2011, despite rumours that they have retired from touring altogether. Keith Richards has stated that all of the band are ready to return to touring and has stated that the rumours circulating are untrue. He said on a recent radio station, “only we will know when it comes to end, with a crashing halt”. The lost Rolling Stones tour earned a reported £344m, although it was also reported that this would be the last tour ever due to numerous dates being postponed due to ill health.
The European part of the Bigger Bang tour in 2006 was delayed when Richards had brain surgery, following a widely reported fall from a coconut tree. Although Richards later reported that the incident had been exaggerated, stating at the NME, “I was sitting on a shrub and I happened to fall off it the wrong way”. Speaking at the launch of his new autobiography, the 66 year old star also stated that the Rolling Stones were preparing to release and record new material. He said, “After these many years working together, we have a lot of unfinished stuff to work on that we had to leave off the last album.
And knowing Mick, as I do, he’s a very prolific writer. I have ideas too and we’ll put them together in December or January. We’re looking forward to working”.