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The Rolling Stones are getting set to head out of their 50 and Counting “World” Tour. Here, they describe what they’re doing to get ready and they’re giving a firm tour kick off date. 

In a new interview with CBS New York, Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger says he is already getting geared up for their tour this spring and summer.

Mick says he’s getting back into shape and practicing his dance moves. He says he goes into a dance studio and practices in front of a mirror to get it right. He’s also doing some singing each day.

Deadpan drummer Charlie Watts (who’s one of my favorite people ever) says the group will rehearse for six weeks before going out on the road. They start working on their song catalog and actually rehearse twice the number of songs that they’re going to need for the shows, just to be, “twice as fit” as they need to.

Guitar player Ronnie Wood chimed in and said that there’s still so much to get ready so the shows can go as smooth as possible.

They just dig up Keith Richards to get him ready.

The kick off date for the tour has also been released. The Rolling Stones will kick off their 2013 tour in Los Angeles at Staples Center. The original date was May 2, but it has been firmed up that they will play on May 3. Thanks to the NBA Playoff schedule, the band had to be flexible with the date.

So far, they’re only hitting nine cities, but they are leaving three and four days in between dates, likely so they can announce more shows. No Minnesota stop just yet. The closest they’re getting is Chicago at the end of May. We’ll keep you posted.

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