When the nascent The Rolling Stones began playing gigs around London in 1962, the notion that a rock & roll band would last five years, let alone fifty, was an absurdity. After all, what could possibly be more ephemeral than rock & roll, the latest teenage fad? Besides, other factors made it unlikely that such a momentous occasion would ever come to pass. “I didn’t expect to last until fifty myself, let alone with the Stones,” Keith Richards says with a laugh. “It’s incredible, really. In that sense we’re still living on borrowed time.”
In their 56th year of existing, The Rolling Stones have announced dates for the No Filter tour that will bring them to the U.K. and Europe from May to July. And there’s no sign of stopping. Guitarist Keith Richards wrote on the band’s Twitter account that they “haven’t finished yet. It’s still too early to talk about the Stones’ legacy. There’s one thing that we haven’t yet achieved and that’s to really find out how long you can do this. It’s still such a joy to play with this band that you can’t really let go of it.”
Rolling Stones ‘No Filter’ U.K. and Europe Tour
May 17 – Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland
May 22 – London Stadium, U.K.
Jun 05 – Old Trafford, Manchester, U.K.
Jun 09 – Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, U.K.
Jun 15 – Principality Stadium, Cardiff, U.K.
Jun 19 – Twickenham Stadium, U.K.
Jun 22 – Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany
Jun 26 – Orange Velodrome, Marseille, France
Jun 30 – Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart, Germany
Jul 04 – Letnany Airport, Prague, Czech Republic
Jul 08 – PGE Narodowy Stadium, Warsaw, Poland