The band celebrated their 50th anniversary in July, and since then rumors of a second reunion date have been spreading like wildfire. While they turned down a gig playing the Olympics opening ceremony owing to, as Jagger explained, not being “quite stage ready,” it seems they’re ready now.
Richards told Q magazine “We’ve got some shows in London, I believe, and in New York, but I really can’t talk about any of that at the moment,” going on to joke “They’ve put the gag on me on this. You can hint!” He also mentioned they were a week into a month of rehearsals and despite a lengthy hiatus from playing together, the band’s mutual rapport was unaffected: “Two days of hanging around with the guys again, a certain demon energy takes over and you wonder where it’s coming from!”
The Rolling Stones’ greatest hits album, GRRR!, drops Nov. 13 and will feature two new songs–the first new recordings since 2005’s A Bigger Bang.