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STONES RUMBLE INTO WORLD TOUR THIS SUMMER

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The Stones start rolling this summer on their first world tour in five years - minus one member.

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood said Tuesday that they'll launch the tour to promote their next album, "Voodoo Lounge."The tour and album won't include bassist Bill Wyman.

"He said he'd done enough, after 30 years," Jagger said. "We were very disappointed."

Darryl Jones, who has played with Sting, Madonna and Miles Davis, will replace Wyman on the tour but is not a permanent member of the band.

Jagger said money is not what's keeping the rest of the band on the road.

"What about all the beer you can drink and the girls down in front?" he said.

"This is not the last tour," he added. "I hate that sympathy thing that says, `If you don't come, you're never going to see them again.' "

The Stones' last tour was in 1989. Though the band members are in their late 40s and early 50s, they can still bring the house down.

"You have to," Jagger said. "I have to do more preparation than I used to. The shows are longer. When I was 19, we did 10 minutes. Now we have to do over two hours. It is much harder."

And why is there still so much interest in a band that got its start three decades ago?

"Just look at us, darling," said the leather-faced Richards. "You can tell."

The tour will pass through 22 U.S. cities and Toronto, then go international in January 1995. U.S. tickets will cost $25 to $50.