The Rolling Stones have scotched rumours that they have firm plans to tour despite details revealed from a lawsuit suggesting otherwise.
Yesterday details of a legal battle between promoters Live Nation and the company’s former chairman Michael Cohl were made public revealing that a tour to celebrate the Stone’s 50th Anniversary later this year was potentially in the offing.
But a representative for the rock dinosaurs insisted that the Rolling Stones have “no firm plans to tour” in the near future.
Concert promoters Live Nation are suing longtime Stones’s concert producer Michael Cohl, over allegations he breached his contract at the company in 2008. Cohl is counter-suing the company claiming they have attempted to “interfere” and “destroy” his bid to gain promotional rights to a 2011 tour with Mick Jagger et al.
The Stones’ spokesperson also distanced the band from the legal wrangle saying: “Following the end of the 2007 A Bigger Bang world tour The Rolling Stones became free from any contractual arrangements or agreements with Michael Cohl. He is neither their representative nor their tour promoter.”
But even though no dates have been confirmed, Stones’ guitarist Keith Richards let slip last November that the Stones would probably tour this year.
“Everybody’s ready to go out there again,” he told BBC 6 Music. “Who said it should stop, and who said when?”