Mick Jagger teases Glastonbury slot: 'Is it going to rain on the Sunday?'

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Mick Jagger teases Glastonbury slot: 'Is it going to rain on the Sunday?'

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Mick Jagger has confirmed that The Rolling Stones are likely to play more live shows in 2013, with the frontman dropping hints about a slot at Glastonbury Festival.

Speaking to NME, Jagger revealed that the band were likely to add to their 2012 New York, New Jersey and London gigs later this year, saying that there are lots of offers and opportunities available should he and his bandmates, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts, wish to take them. Asked about the Stones' plans for the next 12 months, Jagger said: "Well, I'm just looking at what offers are coming in for this year and sorting them out. I hate announcing things when they're not booked. People are always like, 'Yakety yak, you didn't do that in the end', and I say, 'Well, yeah, we never really announced it!'"

He later added: "All I'm doing at the moment is sifting through the possibilities, looking at the dates and how each one can fit in and so on. And then we'll see what we can come out with." Asked if one of those possibilities was playing Glastonbury, Jagger said:

There are other things in the world, you know, apart from Glastonbury! But then again, Glastonbury is very important. It seems to be very important to my children – highlight of their year!

Later on in the interview, which you will find in this week's NME (available on newsstands now), Jagger dropped his most clear hint about The Rolling Stones playing this year's Glastonbury festival to date. Jagger asked: "But is it going to be rainy on the Sunday? Isn't it nearly always rainy on the Sunday?"

The Rolling Stones played five dates in 2012 and were joined on stage by Mary J Blige, Florence Welch, Eric Clapton, Lady Gaga and The Black Keys. It is approximated the band sold £24 million worth of tickets for the 50 And Counting shows. The rock legends' sell-out shows in London on November 25 and 29 (2012) shifted as many as 31,755 tickets. Their US dates at Brooklyn's new Barclays Center on December 8 as well as a two-show stint on December 13 and 15 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, pushed the total number of tickets sold to 364,864 over all five dates.

You can read the interview in full in this week's magazine, which is on newsstands from today (January 30) or available digitally.


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