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Rolling Stones at Barclays Center - 12/8/12 (via Marie-Joelle Parent)
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The Rolling Stones came to the US/NYC area for their first of four appearances here on Saturday for a Barclays Center show. Gary Clark Jr. and Mary J Blige joined them for that one, and the setlist (which you can see HERE) was pretty similar to their London shows. The Stones next play the huge Sandy benefit at MSG (12/12/12) and then head to Newark, NJ for two Prudential Center shows (12/13 and 12/15). The 12/15 will be streamed live and the Stones just revealed some pretty huge guests for that one: fellow 12/12/12 musician Bruce Springsteen, younger blues rock torchbearers The Black Keys, and megastar Lady Gaga.

In other news, NY Times posted a review of the Barclays Center show and here's an excerpt:

What is a Stones show? Musically, now that they're in their 50th year and a long time before now, it doesn't seem to be so much about the performances you're actually hearing in real time. It's an oldies show that can become a flickering re-enactment ritual: momentarily you hear a sound that's both well-worn and alive, with a huge amount of meaning attached to it -- it's almost always a guitar riff or a drum fill -- and then it's gone, pulled under into a more functional or starchier or sometimes sloppier passage. And visually it's about Mick Jagger's stamina. Saturday's show was the start of the American part of the Stones' "50 and Counting" tour; as long as he was on stage, during the show's two and a quarter hours, he never stopped. In running shoes and stretchy black clothes he bounced on his toes with knees slightly bent and swinging independently of each other, like a woman in high heels trying to walk in more than one direction.
You can check out a few videos from that show below.

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The Rolling Stones - "Gimme Shelter" w/ Mary J Blige at Barclays Center - 12/8/12

The Rolling Stones - "Brown Sugar" at Barclays Center - 12/8/12

The Rolling Stones - "Wild Horses" at Barclays Center - 12/8/12

The Rolling Stones - "Satisfaction" at Barclays Center - 12/8/12

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Comments (27)

more like the rolling cunts

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 10:16 AM

I'd rather see Springsteen by himself.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 10:19 AM

^ Very clever.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 10:21 AM

black keys will blow the stones off the stage

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 10:21 AM

I like how their bass player has been with them since 1993 and they still don't consider him a full time member.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 10:33 AM

No Mccartney?

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 10:36 AM

He has to pay them 800 dollars to be an official member.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 10:47 AM

Dammit, I paid $800 for tickets and was really looking forward to the show, but now I have to walk the fuck out when the black keys get on stage.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 10:51 AM

My favorite thing in the world is a ROBUST hummus platter... But I would even trade one for a ticket to this amazing lineup!!!
Rolling Stones? Hell yes!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 11:02 AM

really, are these guests necessary?

seeing Lady Gaga have a pass at Gimme Shelter is extremely lame...and it's just Mick doing what he can to stay 'hip' for the kids

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 11:04 AM

11:04, I dont think Mick gives a shit about "the kids". Youre incredibly naive. He's doing it because he can. Whenever he gets the opportunity to be a horndog around a female singer, he takes it. Tina Turner, Christina Aguilera, now Lady Gaga.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 11:13 AM

^^ right, because Lady Gaga is just so fuckable...

yeesh

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 11:26 AM

Come on 11:13. Someone in a suit told Mick he could make more money if he sings with a young broad. That's why he does it.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 11:49 AM

11:26 must be a woman. You must not understand what rich, old men like. God, you're fucking stupid. It's not a matter of fuckable (I personally think Lady Gaga is hideous).

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 1:04 PM

Lady Gaga? You've got to be kidding me. The only way this would be even remotely tolerable is if they perform "Star Star" and she actually does the tricks with fruit live onstage.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 1:54 PM

she should dress up as a giant vagina

Posted by barrooman | December 10, 2012 5:51 PM

an actual funny comment on bv.

but without Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor, this doesn't impress too much.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 8:16 PM

so who's there on 12/13?

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 9:01 PM

one direction and justin

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 9:28 PM

I hear that whereas the Barclay's event last weekend had incredible women dancers in the opening number - that this coming weekend they will be covering their heads in monkey masks - what's up with that?

Posted by Chris | December 13, 2012 5:13 PM

816 "but without Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor, this doesn't impress too much"

Mick Taylor was there last night and will be there on Sat. Last night was awesome - Sat will be even better!

1021 "black keys will blow the stones off the stage"

I love the keys but no way.

1051 "but now I have to walk the fuck out when the black keys get on stage."

Hey fool, how about you don't even go!

Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2012 1:10 AM

i am glad i saw the stones on the 13th

Black Keys are amateurs who really on jam rock cliches everywhere instead of good song writing and they cannot play dymamically, no real interplay 2 dudes, and every song sounds like part of another song with no guitar lead and the same boring beat jeez Stones are greatmess

Posted by ben | December 15, 2012 3:47 AM

She should dress up to expectation ....;-)

Posted by Jean - Houston Vets | December 15, 2012 9:59 AM

347 "Black Keys are amateurs who really on jam rock cliches" Huh?

You are so wrong. You obviously have a single minded view of "blues" music. Ever listen to any Oxford, Mississippi Blues before? I doubt it. That is what the Keys originally based their sound on. As for songwriting, they had hits on the radio this past year. What was the last Stones hit?

Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2012 2:52 PM

45 DOLLARS TO SEE THE STONES ON PPV? Do they have no shame?

Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2012 8:32 PM

^hate to say it, but if so, its for the best-they sounded roughly 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 times better than when they were last in ny.

Posted by soft | February 9, 2013 11:00 PM

yea, but their hits are geared for people who were not there for classic rock cause they were too young so they accept this watered down songwriting as genius, You mention they basetir songs on Mississippi blues swamp songs, what 1 song they did like that. But its not listenable compared to the genius and authentic artists, Why wound you just go listen o that. BTW The Stones last hit was over 25 yrs ago, I guess. SOme 40 yrs old, but guess what they are still endured and revered with as musch passion as back then. They also are the biggest tix draws over any modern band today. So think about when nobody members a BK song 7 yrs from now. NOne of their songs exhibit strong songwriting, or do anything innovative or at the same bar as the greats, The beginning of I got Mine, is stolen from the Who's Boris the Spider

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2013 7:25 PM

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