Charlie Watts ready for Rolling Stones tour

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 January 2012
Charlie (L), Mick and Keith (R)

Charlie (L), Mick and Keith (R)

Charlie Watts wants to celebrate The Rolling Stones' 50th anniversary by staging a tour later this year

Charlie Watts is ready to tour with The Rolling Stones' to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

The drummer is keen to reunite with bandmates Sir Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards for their milestone year in 2012, although he admits logistically it could be a problem.

He said: "It would be lovely to do some shows because it will be fifty years.

"Ronnie plays, I still play, Mick sings, he can do it anyway, I think Keith is doing some records.

"Anyway it would be great if we did, we are just getting to an age where it's getting a bit difficult to get it together and it's such a bloody performance getting us together."

Charlie also claimed the reason the band has lasted so long is because no one wants to be the person who breaks up the group.

He explained to radio station BBC 6 Music: "I think no one wants to quit because the others will say 'you quit'."

While Keith has long said he, Charlie and Ronnie are keen to mark a half century since the legendary group began, Mick has played down rumours they will stage any concerts, although he reportedly attended meetings to discuss how they should approach the milestone.

Keith said: "I don't see why in the world the Stones can't put together some kind of show next year. I'd almost count on it. It doesn't have to be the whole spectacle bull***t again, but we've got to find our own way through this."

Mick released a self titled debut album with his supergroup Superheavy last September.

The Rolling Stones

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The legendary rockers, fronted by Mick Jagger, perform their recognisable hits from across the decades including Satisfaction, Paint It Black and Brown Sugar, as well as some surprises thrown in for good measure. Special guests in London on their No Filter tour include Liam Gallagher on Tuesday and Florence + The Machine…

BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 346 5000

With Richard Ashcroft.

Old Trafford, Manchester

Tue 5 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0161 868 8000

With Richard Ashcroft.

Principality Stadium, Cardiff

Fri 15 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 277 7888

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