Ah, the Rolling Stones. Yes, they've been around for ever; yes, their combined age comes to a few years shy of 300; yes, Mick Jagger looks like he could do with a taking up a more leisurely hobby such as fishing instead of prancing around the stage like a 20-year-old suffering mild electric shocks to his body as he goes; but no, we wouldn't want it any other way, right?
Celebrating their 50th year in the music business, Mick, Keith, Ronnie and Charlie have just announced more tour dates, with two taking place at the O2 Arena in London in November
You must've guessed this was coming," Keith Richards says in a YouTube video (below) announcing the event. Funny that, Keith, I think just about everyone did guess this was coming – because, let's face it, the Stones don't miss a trick. Ever.
It's their 50th anniversary after all, and despite their ageing bodies the lads seem as up for it now as they ever were (although Charlie always looks like he might prefer to be spending the time with his jazz band rather than with the Stones).
The legendary group – famous for numbers like Satisfaction, Jumping Jack Flash, Brown Sugar and the rip-roaring Start Me Up – is promising a night to remember, with Jagger adding to the hype and expectation by hinting at a line-up of special guests.
If you want to see one of the world's greatest and biggest ever rock bands in action, this really may be your last chance (no, surely they'll be back….at least once more, if not twice), but here's the rub: tickets don't come cheap. Not at all cheap. In fact, perhaps you should be sitting down to read the next sentence. Tickets are priced from £90. Yes, you heard it right, from £90. And just to clarify, that's for one person, not an entire family.