The Rolling Stones are poised to announce a massive 60th anniversary UK tour

7 March 2022, 11:49 | Updated: 26 September 2023, 13:00

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By Mayer Nissim

The Rolling Stones are reportedly planning a series of outdoor shows later this year.

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The Rolling Stones have never really gone away, but they always pull out something special for their big anniversaries.

They marked their 40th with the Licks Tour in 2002-2003 and a decade on travelled the world with the 50 & Counting jaunt in 2012-2013.

And with 2022 marking their 60th year, they're naturally gearing up for another absolutely massive tour.

Back on the road after the pandemic, The Rolling Stones moved on from the sad death of long-time drummer Charlie Watts to play a series of shows in the US, but they're said to be planning a number of outdoor shows in their native UK.

According to The Sun, the tour will start off with a rare Liverpool concert at Anfield Stadium in June 2022.

The Rolling Stones in concert
The Rolling Stones in concert. Picture: Alamy

Other shows said to be in the pipeline include a return to Hyde Park to headline the BST event on BST event on Saturday, June 25.

A call for volunteers naming the Stones was placed online, the Daily Mail reports, but it was swiftly removed.

The Rolling Stones played Hyde Park on July 5, 1969, shortly after the death of founding member Brian Jones.

They returned to the London landmark as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations with concerts on July 6 and 13, 2013.

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If that gig does go ahead, the Stones will likely take to the stage around the same time their friendly rival Paul McCartney will headline the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.

McCartney and Mick Jagger have exchanged barbs over the years regarding the relative merits of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

The battle of the bands was recently sparked after McCartney dismissed the Stones as a "blues covers band".

In turn, not for the first time, Jagger pointed out that his group were "a big concert band" over the decades while "The Beatles never even did an arena tour".