Jimmy Fallon’s show is paying tribute to the lavish reissue of the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main St. this week. The album is rightly regarded as one of the best in the band’s canon, and it appears as though the band may capitalize on the resurgence of interest in its back catalog and play some full-album shows in the style of All Tomorrow’s Parties’ Don’t Look Back concert series.
“I have heard the idea being mentioned in passing,” said guitarist Keith Richards in an interview with radio station Xfm. “It’s in the rumor area … [but] where there’s smoke, there’s fire, you know?” He claims the band considered the idea “a few years back,” but they “haven’t taken it by the horns yet.”
Naturally, this open up the prospect of some mouthwatering shows, although it seems unlikely that Richards and co. would be tempted to stretch out to the outer reaches of their catalog, such as the Sgt. Pepper influenced Their Satanic Majesties Request. But with more acts piling on to the full album show bandwagon by the day, it’s probably just a question of time before the Stones leap on board.
[via The Guardian]