Rolling Stones 4/13/22

The Rolling Stones are planning some sort of announcement today at 10 am ET. The band posted a clip on its social media of Keith Richards onstage hitting the opening riff to “Street Fighting Man” before the typeface announced “Wednesday 13th April – 3pm BST / 10am EDT / 7am PDT.”

Fans are already conjecturing that the band is rolling out its full ‘Stones 60‘ world tour itinerary — or the long-awaited release date for its first all original album in 16 years — or both.

When we last caught up with Ron Wood, he told us that the eight or so Mick Jagger – Keith Richards originals already in the can from their then-recent sessions might end up being there for a while: [“Well, those things have to cook awhile, y’know, the new songs. No, I thought I’d leave this up to Mick this time, and, y’know, Keith was saying, ‘Well, let’s see where it’s gonna take shape.’ ‘Cause, I always come in with songs if they haven’t got any (laughs). I like to see what they come up with first. But those songs are gonna sit a while and maybe be re-done, whereas the blues songs, we just hit it once (claps) — bang! Y’know, next song! We had the album in two, three days.”] SOUNDCUE (:23 OC: . . . two three days)

The Rolling Stones’ 14-stadium European run kicks off on June 1st in Madrid, Spain and plays through July 31st in Stockholm, Sweden.

TL; DR

  • The Rolling Stones are planning some sort of announcement today at 10 am ET.

FAST FACTS

  • The Rolling Stones have been in the studio at various points over the past 10 years, and during the sessions, recorded the pair of 2012 tracks “Gloom And Doom” and “One More Shot,” which appeared on that year’s GRRR! compilation.
  • In the midst of the sessions, the band also recorded their last studio set, the Grammy Award-winning blues collection, Blue & Lonesome, which was recorded in December 2015 during a break taping the current batch of Mick Jagger/Keith Richards originals.
  • In April 2020, the Stones released “Living In A Ghost Town,” which peaked at Number One on the iTunes Song Chart.