Monday Fresh: The Rolling Stones To Bow Out At Glastonbury?

The Rolling Stones will bow out from live performances with a headline slot at next year's Glastonbury festival.

Monday Fresh: The Rolling Stones To Bow Out At Glastonbury?
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The Rolling Stones will bow out from live performances with a headline slot at next year's Glastonbury festival, according to a tabloid report. The band have never played the Worthy Farm festival but a rumour suggests that they will be heading there for their first and only time next summer, according to the Sunday Mirror. The tabloid newspaper reports that "sources" close to the band have indicated that their Glastonbury appearance will be their final date in a "handful" of shows in the UK and USA in 2012. It is also suggested that, as it is part of the group's 50-year anniversary, it will be seen as a good time to call it a day on live performances. One source revealed: "All four members have agreed that next year is the right time to have one final hurrah and put on the gig of their lives. It's a case of now or never, and obviously Glastonbury is the most important festival on the circuit. Everybody's incredibly excited... it's a final bow." Meanwhile, a new photography exhibition called "The Rolling Stones: 50" is set to open at London's Somerset House this summer. The free exhibition will be held from July 13-August 27 in the landmark venue's East Wing Galleries and will coincide with the release of a book of the same time. The book will feature 700 shots and words from the band on their history, and will hit UK bookshops on July 12. The exhibition will show a host of unseen and rare photographs, including more than 70 prints, with live shots, studio images and reportage pictures on display as well as contact sheets and negative strips. Thanks for the report to NME.com.

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    jonny364
    News stories from British tabloids really should be taken with a grain of salt
    ezzer20
    I really wouldn't believe everything the papers say... The Rolling Stones official Twitter account said earlier today that they aren't playing Glastonbury and the bands representatives have told NME that not only is the band not playing Glastonbury that they're not retiring next year either... But I guess it's all speculation at the min, the only thing we can do is wait and see what happens... I really hope they do some shows next year though!
    -xCaMRocKx-
    acefrehley911 wrote: Why was this not the most important thing on the site, and paul mcartney was first? I mean no disrespect to paul but this is really big news.
    according to the Sunday Mirror.
    That's why.
    leonkennedy74
    Agent 00Awesome wrote: It's a shame I'll never get to see them.
    What are you talking about? Give it 10 months and they'll all be on the road again - this happens every year.
    Schibik1
    I seriously doubt this is true, the stones couldn't quit playing if they wanted to.
    Lightning_Ray
    The tabloid newspaper reports that "sources" close to the band have indicated that their Glastonbury appearance will be their final date in a "handful" of shows in the UK and USA in 2012. It is also suggested that, as it is part of the group's 50-year anniversary, it will be seen as a good time to call it a day on live performances.
    It'll be a shame if they don't do a full tour .
    acefrehley911
    Why was this not the most important thing on the site, and paul mcartney was first? I mean no disrespect to paul but this is really big news.
    connor494
    really hope that there is truth in this, i couldnt think of anything better than seeing the rolling stones at glastonbury
    shredibanez24
    Man I thought they were supposed to be recording and touring soon. I'm sure they will, haha. I can't imagine them really quitting
    TheJaneTrain
    Yeah, I doubt this too. If they stopped, they'd probably be mobbed and begged to start again.