Keith Richards has confirmed The Rolling Stones will hit the road for a 50th anniversary tour - 51 years after they formed.

Keith has now confirmed they do plan to play live again - but it's unlikely they'll be able to schedule gigs until 2013.

He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "Basically, we're just not ready. I have a feeling (2013 is) more realistic... The Stones always considered '63 to be 50 years, because Charlie (Watts, drummer) didn't actually join until January. We look upon 2012 as sort of the year of conception, but the birth is next year."