On U.S.Tour? ‘Maybe This Will Be the Last One’. Keith also reveals the status of the band’s first original album since 2005’s ‘A Bigger Bang
Rolling Stones Add Second Chicago Show
The Rolling Stones added a second and final Soldier Field show a on June 25, due to “overwhelming demand.”Chicago is one of the 13 cities the group is set to perform in across the U.S. as part of their “No Filter” tour.Tickets for both Chicago shows will go on sale Friday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at rollingstones.com.
The ‘Satisfaction’ rockers have been working in the recording studio on their first record of original material since 2005’s ‘A Bigger Bang’ but because they have an upcoming stadium tour in the US next year, it’s unlikely the LP will be finished in the near future.
Guitarist Keith Richards told Rolling Stone magazine: ”Mick [Jagger] and I got together for a few days a month or so ago in the studio, just playing around. Apart from that, there might be a session sometime in December, but I’m not crossing my fingers on that.
”It was [a]great [session], man. We knocked out a few songs together with [producer]Don Was. We’re just working things through. We had a great time — got some nice stuff out of it.”
So i don’t have any idea about the new record. Like I say, early stages. I would say if I’m looking at it, we’re going to do this tour, so maybe this time next year, I would say. Maybe. That looks like a reasonable projection to release the album.
When asked the way they decide a tour, Richard answered “Well, actually I think the idea was thrown out just at the end of that last tour. And in its very basic forms, it’s, “Lets do another one — and where?” Sometimes it seems to be quite haphazard, how it happens. But in a way there’s an inner clock in the Stones when they feel that they’re timing things right – as a band and for themselves. After all, we’ll have been off the road nearly nine months by the time we start this one. And so we’re going to have quite a long rehearsal [period], because we have to. You can’t just jump in after nine months and expect it all to fall together. Quite a lot of work goes in beforehand, you know.”