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Rolling Stones to celebrate 50th anniversary with tour… then retirement

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Update: Rolling Stones’ rep is denying reports that the band is retiring.

50 years is a milestone for anything. Living that long is normal, but not to be taken for granted. To be married that long is rare, but to be in a band for fifty years is revolutionary. The Rolling Stones will celebrate this remarkable milestone…by calling quits. Yes, you just read correctly. The Rolling Stones’ will finish their incredible run at 50, going out with dignity of still being in their prime. And by prime I mean prime revenue generating point.

Now, this could be potentially devastating news for you. Luckily, the Stones are not going to just hang it up without giving their fans what they really want… a multi-year tour! Of course they are, they don’t call it a prime for nothing. No official announcement has been made, but according to MTV, the band is in talks to partner with Live Nation and will likely play…wait for it…stadiums! Tickets will likely be expensive (this is the band’s first farewell tour since 1971, after all), and the tour will span from 2011 through 2012. By the time all is said and done, there will be guys in tight pants on stage who are over 70.

More concrete facts as they become available, but better start planning how much of your retirement you are going to spend on this.

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