The Rolling Stones kicked off North American tour in Chicago (video, setlist)
With Mick Jagger recovered (and dancing!) after his heart valve replacement surgery, The Rolling Stones kicked off their rescheduled North American tour at Chicago's Soldier Field on Friday (6/21) night. From Chicago Sun Times:
The band never missed a beat during their two-hour (exactly) greatest-hits set, which featured few surprises, no covers, no tunes from their most recent album, 2016’s “Blue & Lonesome” — no blues at all for sweet home Chicago.
But this was no mere walk down memory lane. Even the most iconic numbers sounded rejuvenated, with adventuresome new arrangements that drew on the talents not only of the four mainstays — Jagger, Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and guitarist Ron Wood — but also on the seven associate members. Although the band hadn’t worked together once in 2019, any ragged edges were barely noticeable.
Jagger was a whirling dervish on the expansive, no-gimmicks stage, getting in more miles than a marathoner as he took full advantage of an 80-foot-or-so runway leading to a smaller auxiliary stage. If the Guinness people were in the house, they’ll be erasing Cher’s name from the books for costume changes and replacing it with clotheshorse Mick.
See the hits-filled setlist, and some videos from Friday night's show, below.
The Rolling Stones' tour continues with a second Chicago show on Tuesday (6/25), and from there they head to Ontario, Washington DC, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Houston, and other cities. They stop in NJ for two nights at MetLife Stadium on August 1 and 5. Some verified resale tickets are still available.
Setlist: The Rolling Stones at Soldier Field, 6/21/2019 (via)
Street Fighting Man
Let's Spend the Night Together
Sad Sad Sad
You Got Me Rocking (by request)
You Can't Always Get What You Want
Sympathy for the Devil
Honky Tonk Women
You Got the Silver
Before They Make Me Run
Paint It Black
Start Me Up
Jumpin' Jack Flash
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction