Rolling Stones' Charlie Watts Says The Band Is Too Old For Long Tours
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.04.2014
They're at a delicate age...
In an interview with The Australian (via NME), Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts said the band are too old for a long touring schedule. The band has live shows in Australia at Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne next month.
He said: "We've done half of this one already. This is short compared to what we've done before, but it needs to be, I think, at our tender age. The thought of doing 50 shows, which was normal at one time for us to sign off on, that is quite daunting. Now we're doing that in little bits. If we don't do any more I'll be quite happy with that."
The band will perform live in Abu Dhabi on February 21 before a tour of the far east and Asia, including three shows in Tokyo and one in Macau. They will then perform in Australia and New Zealand. Mick Taylor, who was a member of the band from 1969-1974, will be a guest on the "14 On Fire" tour. The band's last concerts were in July 2013, when they played two sold out shows in London's Hyde Park.