Band set to return to the road...
Jason Gregory

13:09 4th February 2009

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Rolling Stones are on the verge of confirming a tour which will see them return to the road before the end of 2009, according to reports.

The band have apparently been offered a multi-million pound deal to perform a series of live shows in the US.

Fans' hopes for a new tour have increased since guitarist Ronnie Wood's plans to reunite with his former band The Faces fell through last month.

A source told the Daily Express newspaper: “There is this offer for a US tour on the table. It’s a good offer.

“They may be well into their 60s but the lads can still out-rock most of the bands around today.

“They live well. Mick is a very healthy eater and Keith only has organic meals. They are in great shape for their ages. They live for performing so they will relish being back on the road. It’s what they first got in the game to do.

“Now that the Faces reunion seems to be off, Ronnie is free to perform with the Stones.”

The Rolling Stones have toured consistently during the latter stages of their career.

Their last road trip, The Bigger Bang tour, ran for two years until August 2007 and grossed $558,255,524 worldwide.

The Rolling Stones live

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