Mick Jagger claims he has no intention for the Rolling Stones' upcoming European tour being the band's finale, according to The Independent. During an appearance on Swedish radio station P4, Jagger said, “I am not planning it to be the last tour. I love being on tour. I don’t think I would do it if I did not enjoy it. I enjoy going out there on stage and doing my stuff. That is what I do. I want everyone to enjoy themselves and forget the troubles in their lives for a couple of hours and just chill out and have a great afternoon and evening.”
He went on to look back at the band's formative London years when they were branded the “bad boys” of British rock: “The early days were the days of shock and awe, things can’t stay like that forever. When you start out, I mean popular music is always in need of shaking up. We were quite good at that. We had our own style and our own way of approaching things and we had a different way of behaving. And it provoked a lot of people. I thought a lot of it was super over-reaction but it became a bit of a cliché. It served us well in some ways — we got noticed.”
Jagger went on to name check some younger performers these days that have caught his attention: “You have Yungblud and Machine Gun Kelly. That kid of post-punk vibe makes me think there is still a bit of life in rock n' roll.”
We asked Mick Jagger, who's always in tune to the pulse of popular music, what's he's currently listening to: “Uh, I listen to a lot of stuff, y'know, I go out. . . and went out and bought some. . . see what was in the store the other day. I bought some new records. I listen to some jazz and things like that. I mean, I listen to a bit of everything, to be honest. I've been in India I listened to a lot of Hindi dance music (laughs). It's kind of popular in England, y'know?”
The Rolling Stones' 14-stadium European run kicks off on June 1st in Madrid, Spain and plays through July 31st in Stockholm, Sweden.