Rolling Stones Plan 50th Anniversary Tour?

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[pullquote quote=”Do we want to go out in a blaze of glory? ” credit=”Keith Richards”] Keith Richards may have officially spilled the beans on [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Rolling Stones[/lastfm] plan to do a blow-out, end-all tour in 2012.

Speaking to USA Today, Richards confessed he’s making amends and looking to the future.  Richards said he recently met with Mick Jagger; “I told him, ‘It’s water under the bridge. I want to talk about the future. We’re larger than a little bitching here and there. It’s only rock ‘n’ roll.’ I love working with Mick. Maybe that friction that makes it work, that bit of sand in the oyster that makes the pearl.”

USA today reports the band is taking a look at 1978’s Some Girls and planning a reissue similar to the Exile on Main Street reissue.

With the bands 50th anniversary approaching Richards notes “Timing is everything.”

“Something’s blowing in the wind… The idea’s there. We kind of know we should do it, but nobody’s put their finger on the moment yet. This is what we have to ask each other: Do we want to go out in a blaze of glory? We can, if Mick and Charlie (Watts) feel like I do, that we can still turn people on. We don’t have to prove nothing anymore. I just love playing, and I miss the crowd.”

Speaking on the theory of a final tour, Billboard‘s senior editor of touring, Ray Waddell, said “If they do, and if they bill it as their last, which they’ve never done, it will without a doubt be an international blockbuster and a lock to be among the top tours of all time.”
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