There will never be any great set list diversity and the band, or particular members of the band at least, won't be eager to perform in smaller venues, as the profits will be less. No need to change anything.
They will continue to play the number of shows per year that they've been doing in recent years until 2019 and indeed most likely until the band's 60th anniversary, presumably to be marked with a compilation album and tour.
Each coming tour is different, with different set lists and maybe different stage designs too.
I think the band missed an opportunity by not turning the Zip Code tour into a Sticky Fingers themed tour to promote the re-release. Simply playing, say, 6 tracks from the album at each show would have allowed the album's songs to dominate the set list whilst leaving plenty of room for other songs as well. Think a couple of consecutive Sticky Fingers songs early in the set (as we've seen with Blue & Lonesome songs on the current tour), a couple more after Keith's songs, and an encore of 'Moonlight Mile' and 'Brown Sugar'.
If the Stone's aren't releasing/re-releasing any albums over the next couple of years, they could always base a tour and it's set list around a given album, or period of time, as you suggest. This wouldn't be difficult to do, wouldn't deter casual fans and would offer something new to those who have seen the band multiple times.
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2018-2019: New tour with new approach - only theaters and indoor arenas with capacity under 20.000 people. IORR, SFTD, HTW, Miss You and Satisfaction are removed from the setlist and replaced with ''rarities''.
Dec 2017 NO FILTER LIVE 2CD/DVD (recorded in Paris 2017)
Jun-Aug 2018 UK Tour incl Knebworth
Nov 2018 KNEBWORTH LIVE 4CD (1976+2018)
Dec 2018 NEW CD release
2019/2020 WORLD and FINAL TOUR called: "Gomper" Tickets are all and only LUCKY DIPS Stage setup with B and C stage Special guests: Mick Taylor, Bill Wyman and Olli Brown Set always opens with Midnight Rambler and closes with Sympathy