By: Gary Graff
The Rolling Stones' five-date 50 And Counting "tour" is over, but have we seen the last of the venerable rock band.
Frontman Mick Jagger promised Saturday's (December 15) crowd at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, that "we'll see you again," and former guitarist Mick Taylor, who guested at four of the five shows, tells us he's confident the Stones will roll again in 2013:
"I think the Stones have always done things their own way, and they will always continue to do things their own way...I think they just feel re-energized and possibly very enthusiastic about doing things in the future. I just have an intuitive feeling that if they want to do some more shows, they can. There's no reason why they shouldn't be able to."
The rumor mill is already rolling on the idea of the Stones playing the Coachelle Valley Music & Arts Festival during April in Indio, California; the date actually appeared in the tour section of the Stones' mobile app on Friday (December 14), though it was quickly removed -- though not before enough fans saw it to start spreading the word. The Stones have also been rumored a headliner for the 2013 Glastonbury Festival in England.
Meanwhile, back in Newark, the Stones ended this year's run in style with so many guests that Jagger quipped that, "I feel like I'm David Letterman up here...I just need a couch."
Making the scene were Bruce Springsteen ("Tumbling Dice"), Mick Taylor ("Midnight Rambler"), Lady Gaga ("Gimme Shelter"), John Mayer and Gary Clark Jr. ("Going Down") and the Black Keys ("Who Do You Love").
Jagger also offered condolences to the families of the school shooting victims in Connecticut the previous day and dedicated "Wild Horses" to them, while a fan vote selected "Dead Flowers" for the night's setlist.
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