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Thursday, April 22, 1999 Published at 15:01 GMT 16:01 UK


Entertainment

Wyman tours the UK

Bill Wyman (far right) on stage with the Stones for the last time

Former Rolling Stones bass player Bill Wyman has announced his first British tour since leaving the band in 1992.

Wyman, who is touring with his new band The Rhythm Kings, will play small venues around the country while the Stones tour the UK's biggest venues finishing at Wembley Stadium on 11 June and 12.

The 62-year-old's London dates will be at Croydon's Fairfield Hall and Blackheath's Concert Hall. The 23-date tour starts off in Tunbridge Wells on 29 May and finishes in Canterbury on 26 June.

Wyman will be joined by musicians Georgie Fame and Gary Brooker of Procol Harum.

Last year Wyman said he could no longer stand his old group and would never buy any of their records.

"I left the Stones because their music really annoyed me, so why should I go listen to their music?

"When you're a Rolling Stone, you do nothing but Stones music. My life is more exciting since I'm not one," he said.



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