LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Earlier this week, UK newspaper The Sun reported that Rolling Stones were said to be in talks with over retirement tour in the next year or two. It appears that this may only partially be true however, as a spokesman for the band said the aren't planning on retiring.
While the rumors of a retirement for the band may not be true, the tour is still looking very real. A source close to the band told Bloomberg that the band had been in talks with not only Live Nation, but also their competitor, AEG Live about the tour.
According to the source, who declined to be named as the negotiations are still private, the Stones have had an auction for the tour underway for approximately a month. In addition to AEG and Live Nation, a group of independent promoters are also reported to be bidding, Bloomberg reported.
Spokespeople for Live Nation and AEG Live declined to comment.
The Stones have been a major force in rock music, with more than 200 million albums sold and three of the top ten highest grossing tours under their belts, including the Bigger Bang tour in 2005-2006, which grossed more than $550 million. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers