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The Rolling Stones Rumored to Be Playing Coachella

Posted on Coachella's Facebook page
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Ready for one hell of an awesome rumor? The Rolling Stones might be headlining Coachella.

The rumor has its roots on the Coachella Facebook page, as pointed out appropriately enough by Rolling Stone:

Coachella organizers posted an image of a large round stone at the Empire Polo Grounds on the fesival's official Facebook page, seeming to confirm widespread reports that the Rolling Stones will headline the festival this year.

Adding fuel to the rockin' rumor fire is the fact that on the Stones' mobile app Coachella 2013 is listed as a tour date...but Mick Jagger says he doesn't know how the heck that happened.

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Though the band is also rumored to be considering a full tour in 2013, should they indeed be appearing at Coachella this spring, that will mark "their first festival gig in the United States since Altamont in 1969."

The Stones have been busy of late, playing 50th anniversary gigs and a concert to support Hurricane Sandy relief on the East Coast.

Coachella 2013 will follow the new set-up initiated in 2012 of running over two consecutive weekends. This year those dates are April 12-14, 2013 and April 19-21. Advanced sale passes went on sale as early as last May, and quickly were gobbled up by festival devotees, but a general sale will still take place soon.

The lineup is expected to be revealed later this month, says Rolling Stone. (And, no, it's not the one Funny or Die teased us with.)

This year, Coachella is going to be the festival that almost wasn't, thanks to a proposed tax that almost saw Goldenvoice packing up out of Indio. Luckily for music lovers, that tax was taken off the table, and the show will go on.