London: English rock band The Rolling Stones are set to hang up their mikes after 50-years in music by holding a giant farewell tour.
The band, which formed in 1962, will hold the world tour from next year and it will continue on till 2012 when they will celebrate their half-century.
The four will have a combined age of 268, with drummer Charlie Watts celebrating his 70th birthday on the tour.
Bandmates Ronnie Wood, 63, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger, both 66, agree the milestones make it the right moment to call it a day, and they are in talks with promoters Live Nation about the tour.
“They’re likely to perform in stadiums. It’s almost certainly the last full-scale world tour,” the Sun quoted a source as saying.
“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 source added.