Rumors are heating up in the Coachella Valley, and in the music world, that the Rolling Stones will play a date at the Coachella Festival this year.
Rolling Stone magazine reported Friday that the 50-year-old band had added a Coachella stop to its calendar on the band’s iPhone app. That date was quickly removed, however.
Lead singer Mick Jagger told the Rolling Stone he did not know anything about the Coachella rumors.
Goldenvoice, the Los Angeles music promoters who own the festival, heaped coals on the rumors with a picture of a round object at the festival grounds, posted with a Happy New Year message on the festival web site.
One wag posted on an internet site that the supposed stone was “Keith Richards’ kidney stone,” the Orange County Register reported.
Coachella is held on polo fields in Indio, meaning the round object could just be a polo ball, the Register noted. But that hasn’t stopped local buzz about a possible Rolling Stones gig this spring at the sold-out festivals in Indio.
The Stones last played Dec. 15 in Newark, N.J., the last show in a 50th-birthday party.