The Rolling Stones ‘floating the idea’ of playing ‘Sticky Fingers’ in full on upcoming tour

The band will head out on the road in North America this summer

The Rolling Stones have said they are ‘floating the idea’ of playing their 1971 album ‘Sticky Fingers’ in full on their upcoming North American tour dates.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, frontman Mick Jagger admitted the group had discussed the possibility.

The album is to get a deluxe reissue to coincide with the tour.

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He said: “We’re floating the idea of playing the whole album. At the very least, we’ll play the songs we don’t normally play.”

He added: “It’s a really great album, but it has a lot of slow songs. Normally in a show we’d just do one or two ballads. ‘Sticky Fingers’ has about five slow songs. I’m just worried that it might be problematic in stadiums. Maybe we’d play it and everyone would say ‘great,’ but maybe they’ll get restless and start going to get drinks.”

The album includes fan favourites ‘Brown Sugar’, ‘Wild Horses’ and ‘Dead Flowers’ as well as ‘You Gotta Move’, which they haven’t played live since 1976, and other live rarities ‘Sister Morphine’, ‘Moonlight Mile’ and ‘I Got The Blues’.

The group will head out on the road this May, June and July. The band will kick things off in San Diego on May 24, before heading to major cities such as Dallas, Detroit and others, before finishing up at the Le Festival D’Été de Québec on July 15.

The band announced the ‘Zip Code Tour’ with a trailer video. Watch that beneath.

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The Rolling Stones have yet to complete their 50 & Counting world tour and were forced to postpone some dates towards the end of last year when Mick Jagger’s partner L’Wren Scott committed suicide in March 2014.

See their US dates in full below:

San Diego CA Petco Park (May 24)
Columbus Ohio Stadium (30)
Minneapolis MN TCF Bank Stadium (June 3)
Dallas AT&T Stadium (6)
Atlanta Bobby Dodd Stadium (9)
Orlando Orlando Citrus Bowl (12)
Nashville LP Field (17)
Pittsburgh Heinz Field (20)
Milwaukee Summerfest / Marcus Amphitheater (23)
Kansas City Arrowhead Stadium (27)
Raleigh Carter-Finley Stadium (July 1)
Indianapolis Indianapolis Motor Speedway (4)
Detroit Comerica Park (8)
Buffalo Ralph Wilson Stadium (11)
Quebec Le Festival D’Été de Québec (15)

The dates will be the band’s first since the death of saxophone player Bobby Keys in 2014. Keys died in December aged 70 following an ongoing battle with cirrhosis of the liver.

Though the session musician most notably played with The Rolling Stones, providing a sax solo on their 1971 hit ‘Brown Sugar’, and featuring on the 1969 album ‘Let It Bleed’ as well as the LPs ‘Sticky Fingers’, ‘Exile on Main St’, ‘Goats Head Soup’ and ‘Emotional Rescue’, Keys also played with the likes of George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry and The Who throughout his career.

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