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Richards said the half century as a group kind of snuck up on the Stones too.
"But I see these nine dates as a promising beginning. (Let's) leave an air of mystery about it."
Stones not rolling to a stop
Still, some fans were surprised when only nine dates, including Toronto's Air Canada Centre May 25 as the sole Canadian date, were announced, with plenty of days off in between.
"I don't know how much the guys really think about it," he says. "At the same time, you realize that the big 5 O does put a certain spin on things. Probably one of the reasons that Mick Taylor (who replaced original guitarist Brian Jones who died in 1969) is going to be along with us is because we just thought it should be a bit of a celebration of any Stones that still want to join in."
You can start them up, but there's no winding them down.
"Toronto, I consider it, especially, myself, it's my town. You done wonders for me Toronto and I'm always very grateful.".
Still, Richards does say the days off are somewhat to give the group some recovery time between shows.
"Yes, we can't do anything about it," he jokes. "I've applied to the office but no, there's some things we can't move."
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they'll announce multiple shows in those locations or add other cities later.
"With the Stones, it's kind of like a juggernaut, once it gets rolling, you Saucony Grid Sd Garden never know quite where it's going to end up," says Reebok Nano 7
"Do you know how many times that one's been asked (about it being the swansong), who knows honey," says the jovial Richards who jokes he was presently "secluded on an unidentified island. 18; Jagger hits the milestone July 26.
The Rolling Stones have enjoyed a particularly close relationship with Toronto having rehearsed and staged surprise club shows previously under the eye of concert promoter Michael Cohl, who handled their tours from 1989's Steel Wheels to 2005's A Bigger Bang.
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards may be 70 this year along with frontman Mick Jagger but the band's just announced 50th anniversary North American tour shouldn't be seen as their farewell jaunt.
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