Could we hear new tunes from the rock veterans as they hit the stadium stages this summer?
Mick Jagger has said that he is writing new material, ahead of The Rolling Stones‘ upcoming UK tour.
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Yesterday saw the rock icons announce the huge support acts for their stint of stadium shows this summer. Jagger and co will be joined by Liam Gallagher, Florence + The Machine, Richard Ashcroft and more as they head out on an eight-date run.
The Stones’ latest tour comes after a lack of available venues meant that the UK was left off their European tour in 2017 – leading to huge demand for this year’s gigs.
Now, ahead of the band hitting the road, Jagger has said that he’s got new material in mind.
“I am writing at the moment,” he told Independent IE in a recent interview.
Questioned on whether his ideas would be part of a solo release or Stones record, Jagger replied: “I’m just writing. It is mostly for the Stones at the moment.”
He added: “I don’t really think about what I have written, much. I just keep ploughing forward, really.”
In terms of the touring aspect of the band’s career, Jagger recently said that they aren’t planning to retire anytime soon.
“I haven’t really thought about this set of gigs being our last tour, to be honest,” the rockstar told The Sunday Post.
“There is going to come a point when we don’t want to do it anymore, for whatever reason – but I’m not thinking about that this summer.”
The Rolling Stones’ UK tour kicks off May 22 at London Stadium.