Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood: ‘We’re gonna come [to] North America again in the summer’

It’s snowing, it’s miserable, and it’s cold. So no doubt we’re jumping on any bit of news this week that involves the summer, whether it be AC/DC’s tour announcement yesterday or the Red Sox equipment truck leaving Fenway Park today for sunny Florida.

So at first frozen glance, this little nugget from Billboard sure seemed like good news: The Rolling Stones are coming back to North America this summer, apparently.

Via the ‘Board:

After being spotted last month at JFK Airport, Wood tells Billboard that, “Yeah, we had a meeting in New York with the boys and we’re gonna come [to] North America again in the summer.” He offered no details about when those dates will take place or where else the band might play during the year; last year, fellow guitarist Keith Richards mentioned the possibility of South America.

Of course, no one knows anything at the moment, but hopefully that tour includes a Boston date. The Stones last played Boston not too long ago, taking over the TD Garden for two nights in June 2013. And of course, the legendary rock band played Fenway Park back in 2005.

Among the concerts already set for Fenway this summer include Billy Joel (July 16), the Foo Fighters (July 18 and 19), and James Taylor (August 6).

The NME notes that these potential Rolling Stones gigs will be their first since the death of saxophone player Bobby Keys, who died last year at the age of 70 after battling cirrhosis of the liver.

Here are the Stones playing “Gimme Shelter” at the Garden in 2013…



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