Mick Jagger gave fans a positive update following his heart operation in April.
The Rolling Stones legend gave his first post-surgery interview on Tuesday with Toronto radio station, Q107. Jagger expressed that he is “feeling pretty good” as he prepares for his upcoming tour.
“Been rehearsing a lot lately in the last few weeks … This morning [I did] a bit of gym,” he said. “Nothing crazy. Then I go into rehearsal with the rest of the band.”
Jagger explained that the group is trying to perform lesser used songs this time around. “We’re trying to pick some ones we haven’t done in recent years, stuff we haven’t done before,” he said. “Most of the time people don’t want too much unusual. People like a little bit unusual. They don’t want 100 percent unusual.”
Jagger opened up about touring as he gets older. “I don’t [tour] all the time, 12 months a year. When you’re young, that’s what you do,” he explained. “[Now, I] spend three or four months on the road in the year and that seems to be quite a good balance.”
The band announced in March that they had to postpone their tour due to Jagger’s health issues.
The 75-year-old rocker took to Twitter to share the news, writing, “I’m so sorry to all our fans in America & Canada with tickets. I really hate letting you down like this. I’m devastated for having to postpone the tour but I will be working very hard to be back on stage as soon as I can. Once again, huge apologies to everyone.”
The Rolling Stones kick off their “No Filter” tour on June 21 in Chicago.
I’m so sorry to all our fans in America & Canada with tickets. I really hate letting you down like this.
I’m devastated for having to postpone the tour but I will be working very hard to be back on stage as soon as I can. Once again, huge apologies to everyone.
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) March 30, 2019
Full list of new dates and locations for the re-scheduled tour are below:
June 21: Chicago, IL Soldier Field
June 25: Chicago, IL Soldier Field
June 29: Ontario, Canada Burl’s Creek
July 3: Washington, DC FedEx Field
July 7: Foxboro, MA Gillette Stadium
July 14: New Orleans, LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome
July 19: Jacksonville, FL TIAA Bank Field
July 23: Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field
July 27: Houston, TX NRG Stadium
August 1: East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium
August 5: East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium
August 10: Denver, CO Broncos Stadium at Mile High
August 14: Seattle, WA CenturyLink Field
August 18: Santa Clara, CA Levi’s®? Stadium
August 22: Pasadena, CA The Rose Bowl
August 26: Glendale, AZ State Farm Stadium
August 31: Miami, FL Hard Rock Stadium