There has been a lot of speculation as to whether the Rolling Stones would follow up their anniversary gigs from last year with a full scale tour. If a tour does indeed happen it will be the band's first since their A Bigger Bang tour that ended in 2007. Now Rolling Stone magazine qoute a concert business source who says that the band will play 18 concerts in North America this year. The magazine also quote another source who says "May 2nd is the launch day. I've heard West Coast cities – L.A. And Seattle. But I think they're going to do some back East as well."
According to Kasabian guitarist Serge Pizzorno, the Stones will perform in the UK as well. Pizzorno told MTV News UK when answering the question if his band's performance at Hard Rock Calling this year would be the most talked about event: "I hope ours is the most talked about performance of the weekend, but that would be a miracle because The Rolling Stones are playing Glastonbury." It seems we all just have to wait and see, but it certainly is looking more and more like we might get one more chance to see the Stones live while they're still healthy enough to tour.