says the Rolling Stones
will only stop performing when they "get bored to death", as the legendary group announced their European tour dates. The band are set to do four UK concerts as part of their 2006 European tour, and Mick insists their shows are as entertaining as ever. The wrinkly rocker said the band has not lost their appetite for performing live.
He told British TV chat show GMTV: "If we were bored to death, honestly I don't think we would do it. We do enjoy ourselves doing it. Everyone has been saying 'how come they can enjoy themselves? They should be bored to death doing this'. We're still having a lot of fun."
The Rolling Stones will perform at the rebuilt Wembley Stadium on August 20. They play Glasgow's Hampden Park on 25 August, followed by the Don Valley stadium in Sheffield two days later. The UK dates are due to finish at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on 29 August. Several hundred seats are to be built directly into the stadium set, offering fans the chance to be onstage as the band performs.
Tour director Michael Cohl said: "There is nothing even comparable to the thrill of being onstage with the Rolling Stones and seeing a stadium show from the band's perspective."
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