||Dylan and the Stones will be the same week there and probably Dylan will be a guest again.
Dylan's in air for the Stones' throw
By DINO SCATENA
AFTER a month-long holiday in the Caribbean, it was back to the office for Sir Mick Jagger this week.
He is winding up the US leg of the Rolling Stones' Licks world tour before leading his rock 'n' roll circus our way next month.
"We're looking forward to coming down there," Jagger said yesterday from New York.
"It should be a laugh. I went through the Far East part of the schedule last night and I thought, 'Geez, it looks like quite a lot of work'.
"It's going to be quite exciting and totally different to touring in the US."
The Rolling Stones have chartered a jumbo jet for the Australian trip.
They will arrive with a crew of more than 200 people, including families and friends.
Tickets go on sale this morning for a third arena concert in Melbourne.
A third Sydney date is expected to be announced soon.
Sydney fans might be in for an extra surprise with a guest appearance from another legendary performer.
Bob Dylan is playing in Sydney in the same week as the Stones.
Jagger said there was every chance the two acts could join forces for a couple of songs.
"We did shows with him on the last tour," Jagger said. "We were in Argentina together, and we did some shows in France together.
"And we've done duets, as much as you can do duets with Bob. Apparently he's doing Brown Sugar (a Stones' song) in the set."
During recent shows in America, the Stones did a version of Dylan's Like a Rolling Stone.
Jagger's mind has also been on Australia recently for an entirely different reason - cricket.
"Oh, don't talk about the Ashes tour," he said with a moan.
"I'm glad England won the last Test because that would have been a disaster, otherwise.
"I felt really sorry for England going out there because they had so many injuries - it was unbelievable."