It looks like Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood won’t be taking the stage together at this year’s Coachella after all. Apparently all the rumors about The Rolling Stones playing the 2013 festival were just rumors.
Or so says Rolling Stone, which reports that “a source close to the band” has told the publication the group won’t be performing at the Indio, Calif., event.
Who knows what was up with the photo of the giant, round stone posted on Coachella’s Facebook page Jan. 3. The stone was pictured hanging out in the middle of a field, which appeared to be the festival grounds at Indio’s Empire Polo Club. The photo’s caption said “Happy New Years! We’re excited, hope you are too!” Seemed like a pretty straightforward hint. Guess Coachella was just messing with us. Or maybe it will just wishful thinking.
The O2, London, UK
November 25, 2012
In December the world freaked out over a listing on the Rolling Stone’s iPhone app showing Coachella as an upcoming gig April 12. The item was quickly removed.
Jagger later told Rolling Stone that he hadn’t been contacted about playing Coachella.
We’re still waiting for Coachella to announce its 2013 lineup. We’re also waiting for the Stones to announce tour plans to follow up their 50th anniversary shows.
Coachella is scheduled over two weekends: April 12-14 and April 19-21.
And in case you were wondering, in other not-happening-news, apparently The Smiths will once again not be playing the festival.