Ronnie Wood Recovering After Surgery
Ronnie Wood is recovering from surgery that removed a small lung lesion found during a recent routine screening.
According to a post on the Rolling Stones' Facebook page, the surgery was a success and no additional treatment is necessary. “I’m so grateful for modern screening which picked this up so early, and would like to thank all the doctors who treated me,” Wood said.
The post also notes that the surgery and Wood's recovery will not affect the Rolling Stones’ upcoming European tour, which is scheduled to start on Sept. 9 in Hamburg. The six-week run includes more than a dozen shows in Germany, Switzerland, Spain and France, where the No Filter tour will conclude with a pair of shows in Paris.
"Hey guys, here we come," guitarist Keith Richards said at the time of the shows' announcement. "See you there!" Singer Mick Jagger added, "I’m so excited to be touring Europe this autumn and returning to some familiar places and some we’ve never done before."
The concerts will most likely include a song or two from the band's most recent album, Blue & Lonesome, a record of vintage blues covers that arrived late last year and was the Stones' first studio LP since 2005's A Bigger Bang.
The group has promised another new album, this one with all original material, sometime too, but that record's completion and release date are still up in the air.
You can find ticket info, as well as a complete list of dates, for the No Filter tour at the band's website.
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