Mick Jagger teases Glastonbury slot: "Is it going to rain on the Sunday?"
Mick Jagger has confirmed that The Rolling Stones are likely to play more live shows in 2013, with the singer dropping hints about a slot at Glastonbury Festival.
Speaking to NME, Jagger revealed that the band were likely to add to their 2012 New York, New Jersey and London gigs later this year, saying that there are lots of offers and opportunities available should he and his bandmates wish to take them.
Asked about the Stones' plans for the next 12 months, Jagger said: "Well, I'm just looking at what offers are coming in for this year and sorting them out. I hate announcing things when they're not booked. People are always like, 'Yakety yak, you didn't do that in the end', and I say, 'Well, yeah, we never really announced it!'"
He later added: "All I'm doing at the moment is sifting through the possibilities, looking at the dates and how each one can fit in and so on. And then we'll see what we can come out with." Asked if one of those possibilities was playing Glastonbury, Jagger said:
"There are other things in the world, you know, apart from Glastonbury! But then again, Glastonbury is very important. It seems to be very important to my children – highlight of their year!"
Later on in the interview, which you will find in this week's NME (available on newsstands now), Jagger dropped his most clear hint about The Rolling Stones playing this year's Glastonbury festival to date. Jagger asked: "But is it going to be rainy on the Sunday? Isn't it nearly always rainy on the Sunday?"