“Following recent UK media speculation, The Rolling Stones would like to make it clear there are no plans at the moment for the band to tour in 2010,” a spokesperson for the band told NME.COM.
In recent weeks, guitarist Ronnie Wood has been subject to increased scrutiny following his arrest for assaulting former girlfriend/now reality TV star Ekaterina Ivanova. There had been some thought that the band would either attempt to replace Wood or put possible touring plans on hold.
Of course, “at the moment” is the big kicker and basically means there is a possibility that this article could prove absolutely pointless two months down the road. So let’s semi-attempt to save it by also pointing out that the band has also confirmed plans to reissue 1972’s Exile On Main Street in May. Included will be several previously unreleased songs such as “Plunder My Soul”, “Following The River”, and “Sophia Loren”.