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Tuesday 24 April 2018

Rolling Stones set to give Irish fans some satisfaction

Rock legends Mick Jagger (centre), Keith Richards (right) and Ronnie Wood (left) could be rolling into Ireland this year. Picture: PA
Rock legends Mick Jagger (centre), Keith Richards (right) and Ronnie Wood (left) could be rolling into Ireland this year. Picture: PA
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Legendary rock band the Rolling Stones could be performing on Irish shores this year for the first time in more than a decade.

There is increasing speculation the band, who formed in 1962, will embark on a tour of the UK this summer. According to sources, if the UK tour gets the green light, then an Irish gig may be on the cards.

The band last played here in 2007 when they headlined at Slane. It's not the first time the august rock stars have been rumoured to return to Ireland. Last year, there was talk that Mick, Keith, Ronnie and Charlie would perform a 'monster gig' at Dublin's Croke Park stadium. Sadly, however, the gig never came to fruition.

Fans of the band believe a UK tour could take place as last year the band omitted any British dates on their 'No Filter' European tour.

During the tour the band visited Zurich, Arnhem, Hamburg, Munich, Barcelona, Stockholm, Lucca, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, and Paris. They said they were unable to include UK tour dates due to a "lack of available venues because of sporting fixtures".

At the time they apologised to fans online saying, "Hope to be here in 2018."

Last year, music bible 'NME' reported the band may be playing a series of gigs around the UK, including one at Knebworth Festival. They previously performed at the site in 1976 and it could be the perfect place to stage a UK gig given that Glastonbury will not be taking place in 2018.

If the Stones do come to Ireland, it is believed they could perform at the Aviva Stadium or Croke Park.

Irish Independent

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