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The Rolling Stones confirm retirement tour

on September 07, 2010, 3:00pm

Yep, The Rolling Stones are indeed retiring. According to Rock Radio, drummer Charlie Watts has confirmed plans for a(nother) farewell tour in an interview with French newspaper Le Parisien.

“We’re discussing it at the moment,” he said. “If we do something, it will be next year or the year after.”

Watts added, “We’ve reached an age where you can’t look too far into the future.” Even The Rolling Stones are subject to the laws of human mortality, unfortunately.

Watts did not reveal any specifics, but pinned any delays to the tour on Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. “We’ll resume playing whenever Mick and Keith get bored,” he said. “At the moment they’re having a good time.”

This will be the Stones’ first world tour since the record-setting Bigger Bang tour in 2005 and 2006, and the band’s first farewell tour since 1982. But no, seriously, this one is for real. Once you’re a Monopoly edition, you’re more of an artifact than a band anyway.

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