The Rolling Stones could play new songs in Edinburgh this summer

The Rolling Stones could play some brand new songs at Edinburgh’s BT Murrayfield Stadium on June 9.

Frontman Mick Jagger has said that he is writing new material ahead of the rock veterans’ upcoming UK tour.

“I am writing at the moment,” the 74-year-old singer told Independent IE in a recent interview.

Asked if his songs would be part of a solo album or Stones release, Jagger replied: “I’m just writing. It is mostly for the Stones at the moment.”

He added: “I don’t really think about what I have written, much. I just keep ploughing forward, really.”

In terms of touring, Jagger said recently they have no plans to retire any time soon.

“I haven’t really thought about this set of gigs being our last tour, to be honest,” he told The Sunday Post.

“There is going to come a point when we don’t want to do it anymore, for whatever reason – but I’m not thinking about that this summer.”

The Stones will kick off the tour with a gig at Dublin’s Croke Park on May 17, followed by their first ever show at the London Stadium on May 22.

The Stones haven’t toured in the UK for 12 years.

“We are looking forward to getting back onstage in the summer,” said Jagger. “It’s always exhilarating going to cities we haven’t played for quite a while.”

“The Stones audience is the glue that keeps us together,” added drummer Charlie Watts. “The best and most satisfying moment is when you are reaching the end of the show and they are all going nuts.”

The full list of UK dates and support acts is below.

May 22 – London Stadium, London: Liam Gallagher

May 25 – London Stadium, London: Florence + The Machine

 May 29 – St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton: The Vaccines

June 2 – Coventry, Ricoh Stadium: The Specials

 June 5 – Old Trafford, Manchester: Richard Ashcroft

June 9 – BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh: Richard Ashcroft

June 15 – Principality Stadium, Cardiff: Elbow

 June 19 – Twickenham Stadium, London: James Bay

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