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Jason Gregory

21:36 22nd May 2011

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The Rolling Stones are planning to play an anniversary gig in London next year, Keith Richards has said.


The guitarist told the Sun the band wanted to perform to mark 50 years since their first gig, on July 12 1962.

"The idea is there. We kind of know we should do it, but nobody's put their finger on the moment yet," he said.

The Rolling Stones last tour, The Bigger Bang, concluded in 2007.

Richards’ comments come in the same week that he revealed he was working on a new X-Pensive Winos album.

Mick Jagger has also formed a super-group including Joss Stone and Damian Marley.

The Rolling Stones - live photos

  • At Madison Square Garden. New York City, 04.12.69 (WENN)

  • The Rolling Stones performing live at Twickenham Stadium. London, 23.08.03 (WENN)

  • Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood @ Wembley Arena, London - 13.09.03 (WENN)

  • Announcing their Bridges to Babylon tour under the Brooklyn Bridge. New York, 18.08.97 (WENN)

  • Mick Jagger in the Eighties (PR Photos)

  • The Rolling Stones hold a press conference and mini concert to announce their 2005 World Tour at the Jullliard Music School Plaza. New York City - 10.05.05 (WENN)

  • Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones performs at half-time during the Pittsburgh Steelers defeat against the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl XL held at Ford Field. Detroit, Michigan - 05.02.06 (WENN)

  • Keith Richards in the late Seventies (PR Photos)

  • Keith Richards at the Toyota Center, Houston, Texas - 01.12.05

  • A groupie, one of the girls who orbit around rock stars, sheds her clothes and inhibitions to join The Rolling Stones. California, 21.11.69 (WENN)

  • Mick Jagger @ Madison Square Garden. New York, USA - 14.01.98 (WENN)

  • On a flatbed truck travelling on Fifth Ave. from 12th St. to 9th St. to announce a 58-concert tour. New York - 01.05.75 (WENN)

  • The Rolling Stones hold a press conference and mini concert to announce their 2005 World Tour at the Jullliard Music School Plaza. New York City - 10.05.05 (WENN)

  • Ronnie Wood in the Nineties (PR Photos)

  • Rolling Stones in Concert at Twickenham in London on 2006 Tour (PR Photos)

  • The Rolling Stones in Concert at Twickenham in London on 2006 Tour (PR Photos)

  • The Rolling Stones arrive in the U.S. for a three week tour. From left at Kennedy Airport are: Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Mick Jagger. New York City, 23.10.64 (WENN)

  • In front of 2 Million people on Copacabana Beach during the Rio Carnival. Brazil - 18.02.06 (WENN)

  • Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards performing live at Twickenham Stadium. London, 23.08.03 (WENN)

  • Mick Jagger jumping and singing with the Rolling Stones at Madison Square Garden. New York, 26.07.72 (WENN)

  • The Rolling Stones during 'A Bigger Bang World Tour' at Madison Square Garden New York, USA - 18.01.06 (WENN)

  • Mick Jagger and Keith Richards @ Wembley Arena. London 13.09.03 (WENN)

  • Mick Jagger and Keith Richards @ Wembley Arena. London 13.09.03 (WENN)

  • Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones with Stevie Wonder at Madison Square Garden. New York City, 26.07.72 (WENN)

  • Mick Jagger in the Eighties (PR Photos)

  • Rolling Stones in Concert at Twickenham in London on 2006 Tour (PR Photos)

  • Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones during a performance. New York, 07.11.75 (WENN)

  • Keith Richards in the Nineties – nice jacket!! (PR Photos)

  • In front of 2 Million people on Copacabana Beach during the Rio Carnival. Brazil - 18.02.06 (WENN)

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