By: AnnMarie Scaramuzzino
After a few years of being out of the live-performance game, The Rolling Stones have re-entered full force.
2012 held several concerts for the iconic UK rockers, including five anniversary shows, a couple of club gigs, and an appearance at the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief last month.
And it looks like all of their efforts have definitely been recognized, as it was announced yesterday (January 10th) that the Stones have been nominated for Best British Live Act by the 2013 Brit Awards.
As if that wasn’t exciting enough, the band has also been dropping hints that they could show off the reason for their nomination by performing live at the awards show.
Following the announcement, frontman Mick Jagger took to Twitter to post, “It’s great to be nominated…we will see you soon.”
Keith Richards added about the nomination, “Onstage is where we belong. When I’m up there with Mick, Charlie, and Ronnie, everything is rocking…so a big thanks to BRIT fans and the BRIT Nom!”
It’s also been strongly rumored that the Stones will tour in 2013, though no official announcement has been made.
Another classic rocker nominated is Bruce Springsteen in the International Male Solo Artist category.
The Brit Awards will be held on Wednesday, February 20th at London’s O2 Arena.
Check out the full list of nominees here and head to the RollingStones.com for more updates!