Keith Richards has revealed that the Rolling Stones’ former guitarist Mick Taylor will re-join the band on their forthcoming ‘50 and Counting’ tour dates, which kick off in the U.S. on May 13.
Richards made the announcement during a recent appearance on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.’ He said that having Taylor accompany him and Ronnie Wood on guitar would make for a more complete performance:
“It’s great that he wanted to do some more…Ronnie and I, you understand, the Stones records, sometimes [there are] four, five, maybe six guitars on them that we carefully overlay and artistically manufacture, and then we get onstage and there’s two of us and we have to decide which are the important bits!”
He added: “So to have Mick Taylor with us as an added third guitar, this means this is gonna be an interesting tour all around.”
Taylor parted ways with the Rolling Stones in 1974 and reunited with the band for last year’s 50th anniversary tour dates. He recently admitted he would be open to performing with them again at this summer’s Glastonbury festival in the U.K.
Richards also spoke with Fallon about his other passion: growing lemon trees. The full video interview can be found below.