Mick Jagger: ‘Don’t hold your breath for Rolling Stones 50th anniversary shows’

Singer quashes hopes that rockers will celebrate their half-centenary year in style

Mick Jagger has scotched rumours that The Rolling Stones are planning to play a special 50th anniversary gig next year.

In an interview with The Sun, the frontman suggested it was unlikely the band would share a stage for the first time since 2007 and told fans not to hold their breath over a possible reunion.

Earlier this year, guitarist Keith Richards had hinted that there was “something was in the wind” to mark 50 years since the group played their first ever gig, which took place in London on July 12, 1962.

However, when asked if an anniversary show was likely, Jagger replied “Don’t hold your breath” before going on to add:

A band gets trapped. When a band starts as a blues band, it always remains sort of true to that.

Jagger recently claimed that if The Rolling Stones were to celebrate their 50th anniversary next year, then Richards would not be invited. The pair fell out when Richards mocked the size of Jagger’s manhood in his million-selling 2010 autobiography Life.

Earlier this week, meanwhile, the singer also claimed that he found life in his supergroup SuperHeavy – which also Joss Stone, Damian Marley, EurythmicsDave Stewart and composer AR Rahmaneasier than he does with the Rolling Stones.