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- Posted on Jul 26th 2010 5:57AM by Chris Cope
Reports circulating in the UK press suggest the inevitable might actually finally become reality -- the Rolling Stones may be about to retire.
UK newspaper the Sun reports that the band -- who were formed in 1962 and are soon to celebrate their 50th anniversary -- are set to hang up their weather-worn boots after a world tour, which is set to kick off in 2011.
The global jaunt would take them through to 2012 where Mick Jagger et al would finally step down from their band duties.
A source told the newspaper, "They're likely to perform in stadiums. It's almost certainly the last full-scale world tour."
The source continued, "The band realise that age is creeping up on them. They want to bow out on top of their game, and not short-change their fans."
The band, who have released 29 studio albums, are regularly made fun of due to their combined age, but they have continued to tour the world despite their years.
As previously reported by Spinner, the band celebrated a UK number one album after their re-issue of their 1972 album 'Exile on Main Street' topped the charts -- their first number one album in the UK since 1994.