The Rolling Stones thank fans for tour

The Rolling Stones have thanked fans for coming to their '14 On Fire' after playing to over one million people in 19 countries throughout the year

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The Rolling Stones have thanked fans for coming to their '14 On Fire' tour.

The group - made up of Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts - have posted a video message on YouTube.com, in which they pay tribute to the "1,159,882 people" who attended their gigs in 19 countries throughout the year.

In the video Mick, 71, says: "We've had a fabulous time on the '14 On Fire' tour this year.

"We've played in 19 countries to over 1 million people."

Ronnie, 67, adds: "1,159,882 to be exact".

Keith, 71, says: "We've seen a lot of you out there in the audience so thanks a lot."

Mick finishes: "Thanks for coming out to see us and maybe we'll see you in 2015".

Aside from their busy touring schedule, the rockers also dealt with the loss of their longtime saxophonist Bobby Keys this year

The 70-year-old musician, who toured with the British band for more than four decades and also performed on albums with John Lennon, The Who and Eric Clapton, died at his home in Franklin, Tennessee earlier this month.

In a statement on Twitter, the 'Brown Sugar' hitmakers said: "The Rolling Stones are devastated by the loss of their very dear friend and legendary saxophone player, Bobby Keys. Bobby made a unique musical contribution to the band since the 1960s. He will be greatly missed."

Keith also paid tribute to Bobby in a handwritten message posted on his Facebook page, saying: "Bobby, I have lost the largest pal in the world and I can't express the sense of sadness I feel although Bobby would tell me to cheer up. My condolences to all that knew him and his love of music."

He then shared an image of his late friend, with the caption: "Another good bye to another good friend. I will miss you, Bobby."

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