Mick Jagger Hints At The Rolling Stones Performing Rarities


The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger gave his first post-surgery interview to Toronto radio station Q107. Jagger said he’s “feeling good” and mentioned the band have been working on rarities during rehearsals for their upcoming North American tour, which begins on June 21 in Chicago.

“We try and get a bit into the unusual,” Mick said. He confirmed that the band gave “Memory Motel” off 1976’s Black & Blue a go. “We actually rehearsed that one the other day,” Jagger revealed. The Rolling Stones have only performed “Memory Motel” three times since 1999, twice in 2006 and then on June 14, 2013 in Boston. “We try to pick some ones we haven’t done recently and stuff we haven’t done before. We try to get a bit into the unusual,” the vocalist added but noted most fans want to hear the hits. “When you’re in a big place they expect to hear the songs ‘they came to hear’ so you can’t leave them all out.”

Mick Jagger underwent successful heart valve surgery in April. The surgery led the band to postpone the tour, which was originally slated to begin on April 20. Now, The Rolling Stones will be on the road from June 21 – August 31.

Listen to the full interview below:

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