Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has revealed the band will return to North America in 2015. The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer unveiled the news during an “GMI Rock News” interview with music journalist Gary Graff via WRIF.
According to a news update posted Feb. 11 at the official website of WRIF, the ex-Faces star revealed that The Stones held a recent secret meeting in New York and made the decision to return to North America for tour dates in the summer. Wood has been making media appearances to promote his upcoming book containing the contents of a long lost 1965 diary, titled “How Can It Be? A Rock & Roll Diary,” which will be released in May 2015 via Genesis Publications.
The Rolling Stones have not toured North America since wrapping up its 50th anniversary tour U.S. leg June 24, 2013 in Washington, D.C., at Verizon Center. The AEG Live produced 50 & Counting Tour saw the return of ex-Stones guitarist Mick Taylor as a nightly guest, as well as host of superstar guests, including Taylor Swift, Sheryl Crow, Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Tom Waits, Lady Gaga, The Black Keys, among many others.
”Oh yeah, we had a meeting in New York with the boys, ” says Wood in the interview. ” We’re gonna come to North America again in the summer.”
The legendary British rockers completed their year long 14 On Fire Tour, which wrapped up on Nov. 22, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand, at Mount Smart Stadium. The tour was massively successful and was ranked No. 1 on Billboard Boxscores Top 25 Tours of 2014. The “Satisfaction” hitmakers have not yet officially announced plans for a 2015 tour. Stay tuned for tour details as they are announced! For all the latest information on The Rolling Stones, click here.
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