Long tours are daunting: Charlie Watts
IANS [ Tue, Feb 4, 2014 ]
- Los Angeles, Feb 4 (IANS) The Rolling Stones' drummer Charlie Watts feels that the rock band members are too old to commit to long tours and said that it's "daunting".
The band, which also consists of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood, is set to embark on a series of gigs as part of their "14 On Fire" tour in Asia and Australia later this month.
Watts admitted that they are trying to keep their tours short these days because of their "tender age", reports contactmusic.com.
"We've done half of this one already. This is short compared to what we've done before, but it needs to be, I think, at our tender age," said the 72-year-old musician.
"The thought of doing 50 shows, which was normal at one time for us to sign off on, that is quite daunting. Now, we're doing that in little bits. If we don't do any more I'll be quite happy with that," he added.