Before the Rolling Stones take the stage at TD Garden to bring their long-awaited double-header of Boston concerts, Ronnie Wood joined Chuck Nowlin Wednesday afternoon to talk about the legends’ tour up to this point and how they feel as a band right now.
Wood loves Boston, as does his wife Sally Humphreys, and considers it “like a second home” due to the familiar surroundings that remind him of the U.K. And he expects the same kind of energy that the band’s seen on their tour so far will resonate from the Garden as well.
“We kind of test ourselves in stages, in a way…This latest surge of energy coming out at these shows has proven to be a kick up the pants just to know that not only can we do it, we’re doing it better than ever,” he said.
Wood also curiously alluded to some sort of reprieve the band has gotten as they perform, perhaps hinting that the Stones at one point contemplated calling it quits. But they’ve proven to themselves and the fans that they may be as good as they’ve ever been.
“The shows are the best we’ve ever done…There’s a new kind of lease on life coming at the shows,” he said.
Chuck also mentioned a special feature of the shows on the current tour, where fans can choose one song from a list of five for the Stones to play. Surely they’ll be ready to play any and all of them!
Listen to the full interview with Ronnie Wood and Chuck Nowlin below. The Rolling Stones come to Boston’s TD Garden Wednesday and Friday night for their “50 and Counting” tour.