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Rolling Stones describe their tour prep

Rolling Stones describe their tour prep

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Mick Jagger is already well into his tour prep routine.  The Rolling Stones frontman tells CBS New York he starts getting ready two months in advance, explaining that he has to up his fitness level and "start singing every day, doing practices and a bit of dancing." He also admits that he'll practice in front of mirrors in a dance studio when he can. 

Drummer Charlie Watts adds that the band will rehearse for six weeks before hitting the road.  He explains that they have to be ready with twice as many numbers than they'd need to fill their show, and "to be twice as fit as you need to be." 

Guitarist Ron Wood admits there's so much to get ready if they want their trek "to go with as least hitches as possible." 

The Rolling Stones will kick off the 2013 edition of their "50 and Counting" trek next month, and they've finally confirmed just when they'll start the tour.  After announcing a tentative launch date of May 2nd, the band is now saying they'll play their first show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on May 3rd. 

Tickets for the May 2nd show will be honored at the door.  Uncertainties with the NBA playoff schedule forced the band to be flexible with the date. 

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