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Rolling Stones Considering Playing Entire 'Sticky Fingers' Album on Tour

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Mick Jagger in action as The Rolling Stones perform live at Mt Smart Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Legendary acts playing their classic albums from start to finish has become a trend in recent years, with everyone from Metallica to Nas performing landmark LPs in their entirety.

Well, it looks like the Rolling Stones have taken notice, and they're considering following suit on this summer's 15-date Zip Code Tour.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Mick Jagger said the Rolling Stones are considering playing the full 1971 album on this summer's tour. (Not so coincidentally, Sticky Fingers will be reissued on May 26 along with previously unreleased versions of its songs, including a take of "Brown Sugar" featuring Eric Clapton).  

"We're floating the idea of playing the whole album," Jagger told RS. "At the very least, we'll play the songs we don't normally play."

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While Stones fans have heard Sticky Fingers jams like "Brown Sugar," "Wild Horses" and "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" on recent tours, a few of the album tracks haven't been play in years. "You Gotta Move" was last performed in 1976 according to RS, while "Sister Morphine," "Moonlight Mile" and "I Got The Blues" have been shelved since the '90s.

The Stones kick off their summer tour on May 24, so they better make up their minds soon. Jagger said the band will "have a go at" reviving the dusty material during upcoming rehearsal sessions.

One reason the band might not do it? They're worried about people getting up to get beer if they do play Sticky Fingers start to finish. Yes, seriously.

"Sticky Fingers has about five slow songs," Jagger told RS. "I'm just worried that it might be problematic in stadiums. Maybe we'd play it and everyone would say 'great,' but maybe they'll get restless and start going to get drinks."

In other news, Mick Jagger is somehow still worried about audiences not enjoying the Rolling Stones in concert. 


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