Richards — who is also working on a solo set — spoke about the band’s future in a “thank you” video, which served as a salute to the fans who caught this leg of the 14 On Fire tour, saying, “This band is really picking up steam now. There’s something in the air. . . Our strength lies in being together. There’s a certain chemistry. I can’t put my finger on it — if I knew the answer I’d bottle it and sell it. . . It’s been a real buzz. I think I may keep this job on.”
Fans are hoping that Keith Richards‘ enthusiasm for the Rolling Stones‘ recent road dates will lead to a new album. The Stones, who recently wrapped their European dates, are on hiatus until the fall when they hit the road to play a series of Down Under make up shows, which were postponed following the suicide in March of Mick Jagger‘s longtime girlfriend, L’Wren Scott.