Mick Jagger, who'll turn 79 on July 26th, admitted to London's Sunday Times that performing is definitely a young man's game. Jagger and the Rolling Stones will kick off a 14-date European tour on June 1st in Madrid, Spain.
Jagger, who remains among the most fit performers of any generation explained, “Rock n' roll, or any kind of pop music honestly, isn’t supposed to be done when you’re in your 70's. It wasn’t designed for that. Doing anything high-energy at this age is really pushing it. But that makes it even more challenging. So it’s, like, 'OK, we’ve got to f***ing do this right,' but it’s got to be as full-on as possible. Of course, you could do another type of music — we’ve got lots of ballads. I could sit on a chair.”
He revealed his re-tour regiment: “Six weeks of practice even before rehearsals start. And I do dancing, gym, every day of the week. I don’t enjoy it very much, but it has to be done.”