The Rolling Stones to return to live shows with US summer gigs

Ronnie Wood says band are in discussions to make their live return

The Rolling Stones will return to playing live with live dates in America set to take place this summer.

Guitarist Ronnie Wood let the information slip while speaking to Billboard. The band 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.

Quizzed on the possibility of seeing the band live again, Wood is quoted as saying: “Yeah, we had a meeting in New York with the boys and we’re gonna come [to] North America again in the summer.”

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No dates or cities have yet been confirmed for the gigs, which 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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