Rolling Stones To Release New Single Thursday, But No (Official) Tour Dates

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The Rolling Stones announced Tuesday that they will release “Doom And Gloom,” one of the two new songs from their upcoming career-spanning collection, GRRR!, this Thursday on iTunes.  The song will premiere on England’s BBC Radio 2 and will be available for download after that.   The group has also released the tracklisting from GRRR!. Both the standard and deluxe versions start with their debut single, a cover of Chuck Berry’s “Come On,” from 1963.  The standard version ends with “Don’t Stop,” which was originally recorded for the band’s last career-spanning collection, 2002′s Forty Licks. The super deluxe version, however, extends to their most recent studio record, 2005′s A Bigger Bang, with “Rough Justice,” “Rain Fall Down” and “Streets Of Love.” 

While they haven’t announced any live dates, they’ve been teasing fans on their Facebook page, asking “What would be your dream Rolling Stones set list for a live show?” …an odd request if the band wasn’t planning any live concerts.  But Keith Richards slipped up in a recent interview with British music magazine Q, saying, “We’ve got some shows in London, I believe, and in New York, but I really can’t talk about any of that at the moment. They’ve put the gag on me on this. You can hint!” 

For now, fans can look forward to Thursday, when the band unleash their first new song in seven years.  For all the tracklistings of all the different versions of GRRR!, check the Rolling Stones’ website

Brian Ives, CBS Local 

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