Andrew Celani -

According to a U.K. tabloid, the Rolling Stones will retire next year after playing the coveted Sunday night headline slot at the Glastonbury festival.

The Mirror reports that the Stones will call it quits after the 2013 Glastonbury festival, which draws over 175,000 concert-goers — not a bad way to bow out, right?

Prior to the annual Somerset festival, the group expects to play a “handful” of shows in the U.K. and U.S. next year before finally retiring from music.

Fans were upset to find out earlier this year that the Stones wouldn’t be touring in 2012 for their 50th anniversary. Keith Richards assured them that 2013 is their real 50th anniversary, noting that drummer Charlie Watts didn’t join the band until 1963.

A source told the tabloid, “All four members have agreed that next year is the right time to have one final hurrah and put on the gig of their lives. It’s a case of now or never, and obviously Glastonbury is the most important festival on the circuit. Everybody’s incredibly excited… it’s a final bow.”

Now that the Stones’ career is almost through, what will you remember most about them? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section!

Andrew Celani –


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