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The Rolling Stones review: A rejuvenated Mick Jagger leads the band at Soldier Field

By Greg Kot
Jun 22, 2019

When you get a smile from Charlie Watts, it’s something. Watts is the most self-effacing of the Rolling Stones, and typically plays the drums with a focus that precludes trivial amusements.

But on Friday he couldn’t contain the grin that broke out minutes into the Stones’ opening song at Soldier Field. Singer Mick Jagger was prancing down a long runway from the stage through the audience like a rubber-legged kid who’d just been emancipated from school on the first day of summer.

Not bad for a guy who in March underwent what was described as a “minimally invasive” heart valve replacement procedure, which forced the band to postpone the first 14 dates on its spring-summer No Filter tour.

Jagger’s rapid recovery enabled the band to get back on the road for the Chicago dates, which include a second show Tuesday, their first official concerts since July 2018. The singer looked fit, energetic and particularly animated. He seemed to be enjoying himself, yes, but there was also an element of show-and-prove, as if he wanted to make it clear that his health issues were just a minor hiccup, not a potential career-ender.

The Stones have gotten up from the mat more times than a veteran prizefighter. There were the ‘60s drug busts, ‘70s heroin addictions, the Jagger-Keith Richards split during the ‘80s, Richards’ brain surgery after falling from a tree in 2006 – the Stones have somehow persevered for more than 50 years, and now routinely rake in upward of $5 million in revenue every night they perform.

Their fame and a trove of decades-old hits eclipse their need to make new recordings (they’ve only produced two studio albums since 1998). Their set lists have rotated two dozen of their best-known songs for the last 20 years. In that respect, Friday’s set was typical, with only two deeper cuts: “Sad Sad Sad,” from the 1989 “Steel Wheels” album, and “You Got Me Rocking” (“Voodoo Lounge,” 1994). They also were the only two songs from later than 1981.

Which clearly is exactly what the vast majority of the fans paid to see.

The show underlined again how the Stones have morphed into a party band from the renegades they once were. Once-sinister songs such as “Gimme Shelter” and “Sympathy for the Devil” have become sing-alongs. The warped, illicit, downright nasty perspectives of “Brown Sugar” and “Midnight Rambler” have become almost comforting, reassuring classic-rock evergreens.

Yet the Stones remain averse to playing their songs the same way night after night. It’s just not in their DNA. Richards and his guitar accomplice, Ronnie Wood, often sound like they’re still learning the songs as they poke and prod through a thicket of dissonance and distortion. They remain unpredictable, and their roles change nightly. On Friday, Richards was more subdued as he locked in with Watts, while Wood signaled his eagerness with taut solos in “Tumbling Dice” and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”

The Richards-Wood guitar interplay stuttered and coughed into existence before locking in during “Before They Make Me Run” and “Tumbling Dice.” With Watts remaining implacable in his brilliance, the groove was allowed to slip and slide. This wasn’t about precision, it was about swing. Jagger twirled his minuscule hips and gangly limbs in a dance with that rhythm, as if his body were being controlled by the flicks of Watts’ wrists.

The core band members — abetted by back-up singers, a horn section and redoubtable keyboardist Chuck Leavell – played as if they knew they had all dodged another bullet. During “Midnight Rambler,” Jagger wailed on blues harp and dipped his head onto Wood’s shoulder, as the guitarists took turns pulling apart the propulsive riff and then weaving it back together again.

On the closing “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” Jagger stood between the guitarists’ fuzz-tone assault and dipped at the waist as he wailed the final verse and refrain. Richards looked on with an expression that merged amusement and wonder. Even with a staid set list, the Stones can still find ways to surprise not just their fans, but each other.

[www.chicagotribune.com]

No Heart of Stone???  Maybe they are saving that for DC.

June 22, 2019 - Rolling Stone Magazine

The Rolling Stones Triumph in Chicago Comeback Show
Mick Jagger – in prime hip-shaking, troubadour-trapping fight mode – dismisses all health concerns as summer tour begins

[www.rollingstone.com]

"The first night is always slightly wobbly,” Mick Jagger quipped as the Rolling Stones kicked off their 2019 No Filter tour at Chicago’s Soldier Field. But there’s “wobbly” and then there’s Stones wobbly—and stakes were high tonight. It was the Stones’ first show in nearly a year—their first since Jagger underwent surgery in April to replace a heart valve. So Mick was extra Mick tonight, as if maybe somewhere deep in that surgically reconstructed heart of stone, he felt he had something to prove. If so, he proved it. The show was a triumph for the World’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band, with Mick prancing all over the stadium in prime hip-shaking, troubadour-trapping fight mode.

The Stones needed to postpone their 17-date 2019 North American tour because of their frontman’s health issues. But barely two months after his procedure, a month shy of his 76th birthday, Mick dismissed any worries about whether he might hold back onstage. He already made headlines with his instant-classic post-op dance video, flaunting his undiminished moves in classic Mick mode: part clever sales pitch for the new tour, part narcissistic come-on. None of the Stones were holding back tonight.

The band didn’t come to waste time on frills—no special guests, not much chit-chat. They came to show off, on a chilly June night in Sweet Home Chicago, in front of a sold-out stadium full of 60,000 fans. (The house rules warned Stones fans: “No drugs, illegal substances, legal highs, nitrous oxide, psychoactive substances, etc.” Somehow, Keith Richards was allowed in the building.)

The show kicked off with “Street Fighting Man,” “Let’s Spend the Night Together” and “Tumbling Dice,” with Keith slashing away at his guitar while Mick scampered down his catwalk with evident glee. Ron Wood dashed around in Mick’s footsteps, ever the mischievous schoolboy. Even Charlie Watts couldn’t resist flashing a smile behind the drums. Mick’s moves all night had a defiant “told you so” vibe, coming back so soon after his heart surgery. You were worried whether this guy was in peak condition? Picture yourself moving like this on the best day of your damn life.

Keith and Woody just revealed their secrets of crafting the perfect Stones set list, but nobody would have guessed tonight’s weirdest pick: they busted out an excellent version of “Sad Sad Sad,” a long-forgotten Steel Wheels cut they haven’t played since 2002. Every night of the tour has a wild-card slot with a classic voted by the fans: tonight Mick announced the fans’ pick was “You Got Me Rocking,” a dubious electoral result to say the least. Even Mick had trouble making this claim with a straight face.

But the show really blew up into a Stones-worthy trip around the half-hour point, when the four core Stones gathered together on the B-stage for an acoustic set. “Angie” was an extremely welcome surprise, with Mick milking the sentimental resonance of the final question: “Ain’t it good to be aliiiiive?” “Angie” led right into the hoedown decadence of “Dead Flowers.” The moment felt like an unspoken tribute to the Stones’ fallen muse Anita Pallenberg, who died in 2017 after a lifetime of giving them hellacious trouble. (And inspiration—for the Stones, the two will always go hand in hand.)

After that, the energy never flagged: the show got frisker and better as it went on, with Mick earning his crown as Mr. Fever In The Funkhouse. He really let it loose during “Sympathy for the Devil,” sashaying and prancing and spinning and taunting the crowd with endless “tell me baaay-baaay, what’s my name?” squeals. He brought fresh intensity to the role of Lucifer, Prince of Darkness, as if he felt an urgent need to assure the crowd, “Hoo, and I cannot stress this enough, hoo.” The expanded band included keyboardist Chuck Leavell, vocalists Sasha Allen and Bernard Fowler and hometown hero Darryl Jones, who has held down the bass gig nearly as long as Bill Wyman did. (Mick introduced Jones as “the South Side’s finest!”)

Keith held center stage beside Charlie, the two of them all severe gravitas amid the Mick-and-Woody antics. Keith took over for his excellent showcase segment, announcing, “Good to be back. Good to be anywhere.” He did a rugged version of “You Got The Silver,” facing off with Woody on acoustic guitar and Watts’ brushed drums, then rocking out with a beautifully unrepentant version of his outlaw anthem, “Before They Make Me Run.”

The North American tour runs through the summer, wrapping up August 31st in Miami. But it makes sense that the Stones started by bringing it all back home to Chicago, just down the road a piece from the old Chess Studios on 2120 South Michigan Avenue. (When the Stones first toured America in 1964, they made a pilgrimage to the birthplace for so many of their favorite blues records; as Keith has said, they found Muddy Waters casually painting the ceiling.) Going for local humor as always, Mick joked about Chicago delicacies such as “Italian beef,” and introduced Ron Wood as “the Monet of the Magnificent Mile.” (Wood, a prolific dauber of canvasses rather than ceilings, has a new book of his painted Stones set lists, Set-Pieces.)

Mick played up the Cockney accent in “Paint It Black,” making it feel almost like an accidental elegy for David Bowie. “Midnight Rambler” became a showcase for each member of the band, with Mick’s gratifyingly vivid harmonica, stretching out into a snippet of “You Gotta Move.” For the final stretch they blasted through one crowd-killing classic after another: “Brown Sugar,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Start Me Up,” “Satisfaction,” a long and stormy “Gimme Shelter” where Jagger faced off with Sasha Allen over the sex-and-death groove.

But the surprise musical and emotional highlight of the night: “Miss You,” which the band stretched out into something longer, lonelier, more soulfully naked than ever before. Mick skipped up the catwalk and lingered there alone during the breakdown soliloquy, moaning the line “I wanna sing! I wanna sing!” over and over. You wouldn’t exactly say he seemed emotionally unguarded—this is Mick Jagger, after all. But he fleshed out all the grown-up divorce anguish in the song—an ode to middle-aged loneliness in the big city, a song Mick wrote in his mid-thirties, back when he figured that was as middle-aged as anyone could get. (He had no idea.) He didn’t back down from the emotion in the song, and didn’t make a camp joke out of it, either. He made it feel like a moment of doubt and pain—as vulnerable as he’s ever sounded.

Could it be that for a moment—maybe just a fraction of a flicker of a moment—the Rolling Stones wondered if they needed to prove they could do this? Maybe. But not bloody likely. Every moment of “Miss You” was the Rolling Stones at the top of their game—as was the entire show. Make no mistake, these guys were shamelessly showing off all night. They earned that."

Rob Sheffield for RS Magazine
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Rolling Stones ~ Street Fighting Man ~ Chicago ~ 6/21/2019
(Fan video posted by Kim Roberts on You Tube)

 

Chicago Show #2 about to start in 90 minutes or so. 

These songs were reportedly played at soundcheck:


Bitch
Monkey Man
It's Only Rock n' Roll
Ride em on down
Sweet Virginia
 

Looks like they'll switch up 25% of the setlist tonight.

Nice review! Stoked to finally see the stones in Santa Clara.

bucket list shit

Live stream:

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Jumpin' Jack Flash
It's Only Rock 'n Roll
Tumblin' Dice
Bitch
Ride Em On Down
Monkey Man

You Can't Always Get What You Want

 

Jumpin' Jack Flash
It's Only Rock 'n Roll
Tumblin' Dice
Bitch
Ride Em On Down
Monkey Man

 

You Can't Always Get What You Want

Play With Fire 

Sweet Virginia

 

 

Larry is spotty [www.periscope.tv]

Luis is solid [www.facebook.com]

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Rolling Stones

Soldier Field

Chicago, Illinois

June 25, 2019

Jumpin' Jack Flash
It's Only Rock 'n Roll
Tumblin' Dice
Bitch
Ride Em On Down
Monkey Man

 

You Can't Always Get What You Want

Play With Fire 

Sweet Virginia

Sympathy For The Devil

Honky Tonk Women

Introductions

Slipping Away

Before a They Make Me Run

Midnight Rambler (False Start)

Paint It Black

 

Rolling Stones

Soldier Field

Chicago, Illinois

June 25, 2019

 

 

Jumpin' Jack Flash

It's Only Rock n' Roll

Tumblin' Dice

Bitch

Ride 'Em On Down

Monkey Man

You Can't Always Get What You Want

Play With Fire 

Sweet Virginia

Sympathy For The Devil

Honky Tonk Women

Introductions

Slipping Away

Before a They Make Me Run

Midnight Rambler (False Start)

Paint It Black

Midnight Rambler

 

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Rolling Stones

Soldier Field

Chicago, Illinois

June 25, 2019

 

 

Jumpin' Jack Flash

It's Only Rock n' Roll

Tumblin' Dice

Bitch

Ride 'Em On Down

Monkey Man

You Can't Always Get What You Want

Play With Fire 

Sweet Virginia

Sympathy For The Devil

Honky Tonk Women

Introductions

Slipping Away

Before a They Make Me Run

Midnight Rambler (False Start)

Paint It Black

Midnight Rambler

Start Me Up

 

Rolling Stones

Soldier Field

Chicago, Illinois

June 25, 2019

 

 

Jumpin' Jack Flash

It's Only Rock n' Roll

Tumblin' Dice

Bitch

Ride 'Em On Down

Monkey Man

You Can't Always Get What You Want

Play With Fire (B-Stage)

Sweet Virginia (B-Stage)

Sympathy For The Devil

Honky Tonk Women

Introductions

Slipping Away

Before a They Make Me Run

Midnight Rambler (False Start)

Paint It Black

Midnight Rambler

Start Me Up

Brown Sugar

 

Rolling Stones

Soldier Field

Chicago, Illinois

June 25, 2019

 

 

Jumpin' Jack Flash

It's Only Rock n' Roll

Tumblin' Dice

Bitch

Ride 'Em On Down

Monkey Man

You Can't Always Get What You Want

Play With Fire (B-Stage)

Sweet Virginia (B-Stage)

Sympathy For The Devil

Honky Tonk Women

Introductions

Slipping Away

Before a They Make Me Run

Midnight Rambler (False Start)

Paint It Black

Midnight Rambler

Start Me Up

Brown Sugar

 

Encores:

Gimme Shelter

 

Rolling Stones

Soldier Field

Chicago, Illinois

June 25, 2019

 

 

Jumpin' Jack Flash

It's Only Rock n' Roll

Tumblin' Dice

Bitch

Ride 'Em On Down

Monkey Man

You Can't Always Get What You Want

Play With Fire (B-Stage)

Sweet Virginia (B-Stage)

Sympathy For The Devil

Honky Tonk Women

Introductions

Slipping Away

Before a They Make Me Run

Midnight Rambler (False Start)

Paint It Black

Midnight Rambler

Start Me Up

Brown Sugar

 

Encores:

Gimme Shelter

Satisfaction

 

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Thanks for the updates Dave !

Those are big fuc*ing screens.

Would love to hear Sweet Virginia!

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Bare headed Keith!

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Show #4 of the tour about to start at Fed Ex Field outside Washington D.C.

 

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First "Have Mercy" aka "Mercy Mercy" since 50 years ago in Hyde Park:

https://jambands.com/news/2019/07/04/watch-the-rolling-stones-perform-me...

They just finished in Foxboro:

The Rolling Stones
7 July 2019
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA, USA

Start: 8:46pm ET

Street Fighting Man
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It)
Tumbling Dice
She's So Cold (by request)
Ride Em On Down (with Gary Clark Jr)
Play With Fire (b-stage/acoustic)
Dead Flowers (b-stage/acoustic)
Sympathy For The Devil
You Can't Always Get What You Want
Honky Tonk Women
--band introductions--
Slipping Away (KR)
Before They Make Me Run (KR)
Miss You
Paint It Black
Midnight Rambler
Start Me Up
Jumpin Jack Flash
Brown Sugar
E: Gimme Shelter
E: Satisfaction

End: 10:56pm ET

 

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The tour is on a week break between Foxboro and the New Orleans show on Sunday at the Superdome.  

It will most likely be very wet in New Orleans, with Tropical Storm Barry forming in the Gulf and forecast to skirt west of New Orleans, with a possibility of turning into a Category 2 hurricane.

East side = dirty side

Better bring your rubbers

 

Jacksonville Friday 19th  GA on the floor tix    #25 for me

They might need the Superdome for housing on Sunday, they may want to postpone the NO gig again.

I was born in a cross-fire hurricane

 

From the Stones' Facebook page:

UPDATE FROM NEW ORLEANS: Due to the weather we’re moving Sunday’s Superdome show to Monday. Hang onto your tickets, they will be honored on July 15. We’re here with you — we’ll get through this together.

[www.facebook.com]


 

For the love of God someone needs to tie down Mick and Kiefer before they get blown away..............

It was a smart move to push the show back a day.  Lets the floodwaters dissipate and allows concertgoers who don't want to risk traveling to request a refund.   With 8 days of rest, the band should be fully charged and ready to roll.  Will it be Jumpin' Jack Flash or Gimme Shelter for the opener?

There's now rumblings of the show being moved again to Tuesday or later.

"Not only have flights been delayed in New Orleans, but so has this weekend's Rolling Stones concert. Mick Jagger and the rest of the Rolling Stones were set to perform in the Superdome on Sunday, but the concert has been moved to Monday due to Barry. The date of the concert could potentially change again due to the lingering impacts from Barry."

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/live-flood-gates-closed-home...

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Concert review: the Rolling Stones rocked New Orleans' Superdome in defiance of age

BY KEITH SPERA | Staff writer Jul 15, 2019

"We've been on a bit of a journey to get here tonight," Mick Jagger declared at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, three songs into the Rolling Stones' long-awaited return to New Orleans.

That journey consisted of three segments: a 25-year gap since the Stones' last New Orleans concert, a two-month delay after a canceled Jazz Fest gig and a 24-hour postponement necessitated by Hurricane Barry.

But finally, at 9 p.m. Monday, following an opening set by local favorites Dumpstaphunk and the Soul Rebels, the Rolling Stones lit into "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and, in defiance of fate and time, banged out two hours of still-vital rock 'n' roll.

They first played the Superdome 41 years ago; Monday was their fifth visit to a room vast enough to accommodate multiple climate zones. In such an expanse, sound quality and the experience of a show can vary greatly.

From where I was down front to the right of the stage runway, the audio was clear and well-balanced, loud but not oppressive. That made it easy to see and hear that the Rolling Stones are still very much an actual band.

On a stage flanked by multi-story LED walls, guitarists Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards frequently locked eyes, watched what the other was or was not doing, and responded accordingly. “Pick it up, Ron,” Richards said as he handed off to Wood for a solo in “Before They Make Me Run.”

From behind his modest drum kit, the 78-year-old Charlie Watts, his countenance that of an especially prim parliamentarian, held the whole thing together. Jagger introduced Watts as being “fresh from Preservation Hall” (both Watts and Wood visited the Hall this past week). Watts supplied the essential groove for “Honky Tonk Woman” and stamped exclamation points on most songs.

Jagger was Jagger. He largely defined the role of a rock frontman and is still very much up to the task, the ultimate endorsement for the restorative powers of a new heart valve. He shimmied, spun, pointed and pursed his lips, danced booty-to-booty with backing vocalist Sasha Allen, and holstered his microphone in the waistband of his skinny black jeans.

He sashayed and pantomimed as Wood and Richards played out the long country coda of “Tumbling Dice,” then wiped his brow in mock exhaustion. He strapped on a guitar during “Sad Sad Sad” and elsewhere and blew gales of blues harmonica on “Midnight Rambler.” He wholly inhabited “Sympathy for the Devil.”

His singing voice was fully present all night, as was his banter. “I’m very sorry we missed the Jazz Fest,” he said. “I’m sure it was great. I heard it was great.”

He joked that the Stones, after Barry shifted Sunday’s scheduled concert to Monday, were now the only band to have had an indoor show rained out. Having arrived in New Orleans, one of the great restaurant cities, last Wednesday, he was looking forward to jambalaya, po-boys and beignets, but “thanks to Barry, I had to eat room service for four days.”

As he led Watts, Richards and Wood down the long runway to a satellite stage, he referenced the Superdome’s other use, as the home of the Saints and the scene of last season's notorious officiating mishap: “We just walked past the 10th yard line. Let’s hope there’s not another no-call.”

New Orleans got 19 songs, one fewer than the first five stops on this leg of the Stones' No Filter Tour. But most songs stretched well beyond their radio versions. During “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” Jagger pushed Wood onto the runway for a deep-hued, jagged solo. Watts then picked up the tempo for a clap-along gospel outro.

For every show, an online fan vote selects one song in the set list. New Orleans got “Under My Thumb,” with Jagger omitting “pet” from the “sweetest pet in the world” lyric.

The core four settled on the satellite stage with acoustic guitars for “Angie” and a nimble “Dead Flowers” that highlighted the latter’s country accents.

Fully amplified once again, Richards' cannon-shot riffs detonated the refrain of “Sympathy for the Devil”; he eased back for a Telecaster solo on “Honky Tonk Woman.” His craggy lead vocals topped “Slippin’ Away” and “Before They Make Me Run.”

The supporting musicians have been with the band for years, and it showed in the responsibility and respect they were granted. Longtime keyboardist Chuck Leavell tapped out the cowbell intro of “Honky Tonk Woman.” Bassist Darryl Jones fitted “Miss You” with its disco pulse, then dazzled Richards and Wood with an especially funky, finger-picked solo before Tim Ries teed off a saxophone solo.

Unlike many bands, the Rolling Stones are reportedly all organic – every sound is made live. Thus, Matt Clifford briefly traded his keyboard for a flugelhorn to open “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”

The Stones are not about precision; swashbuckling is not science. So what if Richards fumbled the brooding intro to “Gimme Shelter”? He punched a hole in “Sympathy for the Devil.”

Maybe “Paint It Black” sounded a bit dated, but the subsequent “Midnight Rambler,” an epic of more than nine minutes, was brash and bold and of the moment.

“You want a little lagniappe?” Jagger asked before concluding the regular set with an invigorated “Brown Sugar” goosed by Karl Denson’s sax.

In the encore, Jagger squared off with a wailing Allen on “Gimme Shelter" and Richards carved the angular riff of the final “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”

It is virtually impossible, in the present day, to consider the Rolling Stones in and of themselves. They carry with them with 50 years of legend and legacy, decades of darkness and light, all of it writ large across the pop culture landscape. They forged the rock ‘n’ roll archetype and stamped it with a logo now as recognizable as McDonald’s.

They operate in a paradox of high and low expectations. Are they in fact the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band? Conversely, how can they, at this point, possibly be anything but a shadow of their former selves?

Ultimately, the anticipation and hype boils down to flesh and blood musicians and singers, with all their inherent flaws and frailties.

Jagger’s heart blip once again reminded him and his bandmates that they are much closer to the end than the beginning; their game has gone into extra innings. With that in mind, they seem to have unburdened themselves of considerable baggage and achieved a clarity of purpose.

The appreciation for what they have, expressed in their interaction and warm smiles, seemed genuine.

The Stones are grizzled, yes. But still great.

[www.nola.com]

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Most of those photos above (the close-ups) are credited to Chris Grainger.

Here's a link to a Facebook stream of the show:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10214742774584800&id=1287692...

Wow

still 

Grizzled but still great

 

Thats my new motto

Are there lucky dips this tour?

would like to hit the last show in Miami

Go to Miami

I'll smoke a beer with ya

Jacksonville this Friday still has some floor GA tix left....I'm going there too

Waiting on a friend

Let's get it on!!

The ticket prices for 8/18 Levi’s Stadium are insane, wtf???

Lol @ Ticket prices

our hotel was $450!

Have a blast to tonight, Tim!

 

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Love the poster for this show.  On to Philly!

 

Here's some pro-shot video with soundboard quality audio of "Street Fighting Man" and "It's Only Rock 'N' Roll" from last night:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4fuXs2N4Abo

Down and dirty raunchy as fuck good ass sweaty night in Jacksonville.

Monkey Man and Paint It Black were SMOKING

After all these times I always forget the lack of dancing at a RS show.

We would have made ya'll proud smokin beers and poppin tabs while dancing till the last note and beyond.

 

They do sound good (for 2019), but Keith seems kinda cooked. He's definitely the wild card (always has been, no doubt), but he fucks up glaringly at pretty much every show. Out of sync with the band; miscues; wrong chords; etc.

This has led to speculation there's something 'wrong' with him, but the consensus seems to be he's just getting old and has been through the ringer. Maybe he's played these tunes so many times he's just on auto-auto pilot much of the time, and isn't always 'there' in the moment. [See: Jerry Garcia 1994-95]

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Agreed with Kiefer, missed 4 or 5 times....middle of midnight he was playing God knows what and Ronnie stepped up for him.

Ron was 100% on his game

Kieth did not wear his bandana and he looked like an old puffy old turtle

Mick has not lost a beat vocally and physically.....all over that fuckin stage

Charlie looks fantastic

Hung out with a dozen of Jacksonville finest, we tried to dance with them but they had their hands full with drunks and fights

During Satisfaction 2 dudes 10 feet away got into it and the one dude got his lip bit off.....3 inches dangling and bleeding like a stuck pig. Surreal Mick singing I can't get no and these two dudes are wailing on each other and all I could do was laugh hysterically.

MIAMI 8/31  Whos goin???? Anyone??

 

 

 

I heard that he had to have the skull ring cut off.  Can anyone confirm that?

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Looks like it's cool and cloudy, with a chance of rain and a high of 75 forecast today in Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Field.  A nice respite from the heat wave for you folks on the Atlantic Seaboard. 

City of brotherly love is in for a real treat tonight

Looks like the rain is going to hold off, low 70's.  Should be a good time.

Live updates and links to periscope and facebook streams:

https://iorr.org/talk/read.php?1,2670093

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Houston's next, this Saturday night.

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Last night was Mick Jagger's 77th birthday.  By all accounts, the Stones were firing on all cylinders last night.

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Jumping Jack Flash and Let's Spend The Night Together in pro-shot video with soundboard audio:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4fxW6HmNkYQ

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A little easier to read.

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Thanks for the setlists!   Can't wait for Monday!!   

Quite the show last night. I've seen them 5 or so times over the years and I thought last night was as good as it gets. Still the world's greatest rock n roll band.  Highlight for me was Miss You.  Fabulous arrangement and they really kicked it up a notch. 

Paint it black was smokin

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Great show last night, these guys defy the laws of nature. Should be wheelchair bound or in asylums. Jagger non stop all over the place, making his James Brown moves. His vocals were on the mark. Ronnie's guitar was as good as it gets, reminded me of his old Faces days. Charlie is, well, Charlie - rock solid. Keith, well, Keith. Handed a majority of the guitar work to Ronnie, but when he was on, he was on.  His vocals on his two tunes were very good, maybe cause he cut down on the cigs. Playing way more rhythm than lead

 

Sound and visuals were high end, from where I sat (section 5, row 18) the sound was very clear and loud. Can't imagine better for a stadium show.

 

Song selection - better than hoped for. Harlem shuffle was unexpected (and good), but the tempo of the song brought the energy of the crowd down a bit. Pleasantly surprised Monkey Man won the song vote and it was done with enthusiasm, Mick seemed to enjoy acting out being a monkey man and the guitars had that real early Stones feel. Ronnie's acoustic slide guitar on Let It Bleed was good and he was into it.   Keith's guitar was cranked way loud in the mix for Sympathy and he took full advantage of it, his best solos of the night. Miss You was stretched out and the bass was brought way out front. Really well done. But the highlight was Midnight Rambler, it was the full-blown version, and when Keith, Ronnie and Charlie were in synch, it was the best of the blues. Mick had a blast too teasing the crown before the song started up again to it's high tempo finale.  The other 'standard' tunes were all great as well, there really wasn't a 'bathroom break' tune during the whole show. Except I'm not a fan of Start Me Up, so I could have done with out it.

 

But only one clunker, for me the rest of the show was outstanding. I wish the crowd by me was more enthusiastic. "Are the any Jets fans out there" got a bigger response than the end of Monkey Man. But I wouldn't trade the whole night for anything. Nice weather surely helped, but I can't think of anyone, at any age, doing what these guys do, and doing it so well. Jagger is still a true showman and they are still carrying on the legacy of The World's Greatest Rock n Roll Band. Fuck the naysayers, they weren't there.

 

Oh, and I snagged an event poster too, very hard to find inside. #393/500. That baby is going on the wall.

Monkey Man fuckin Rocks!!!  Take my vote now for MM in Miami!

They also have the best posters going right now.

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11 more days until Santa Clara we are getting stoked over here for sure

No expectations, just a little rock and roll

putting on my let it bleed lp now actually

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A Saturday night Stones show sounds about right.

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Thanks again for the continuous pics and set lists.

do you still Java, Dave?

No, off the java for a couple of years now.   Even am finally kicking my chocolate and sugar addictions.

No problem with the setlist and pics.  Just grabbing them off of iorr.org, but it's good to have them in one place instead of having to wade through a bunch of threads.

It's been a fun tour to follow.  Looking forward to seeing it in person on Wednesday night at Century Link.  Weather's looking good.

One week from today

Long live rock ‘n’ roll

Java have fun, they were very good and amazing for such old fuckers can still rock the house.

Dance for us and I hope you get a Monkey Man

I'll see them on the closer in Miami were hoping for a Sister Morphine

 

Were sto es stoned at Denver?

 

Its ony rock n roll but I like it

Four months shy of 50 years ago was altamont 

 that’s a long time to be “with “a band

rather impressive that they still rock.  I’ll go with mild expectations, but with some excitement and I will let myself have a good time

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The Stones were greeted by a rainbow in Denver.  Looking like they'll get perfect weather (high of 80, low of 60) today and tomorrow in Seattle.  They lead a charmed life.

Still no fan song vote posted for Seattle, but Monkey Man would be a doozy!

Knockin' off early tomorrow to meet an old show bud downtown, grab a bite and take in the scene before seeing how my Lucky Dip tickets pan out.   

Starting to feel the Glimmer.

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Heading to the Stadium now on the light rail.  

Just an absolutely perfect day for a show.

Let's go get Stoned!

No Monkey Man

The vote was for Beast Of Burden.......Meh

 

But you did get

2120 South Michigan Ave and a Dead Flowers....Yea

Herbal Dave, are you going to the Sunday show at Levi Stadium?

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Full Moon Stones shows are the best!  

Great fun last night.  The band seemed relaxed and comfortable and gave us a rocking and very well-played show.  My Lucky Dips turned out nice with side stage (Ronnie's side) seats in Section 138.  We were able to blaze away, and that and a mushroom treat my buddy gave me had me in a perfect headspace.   No Monkey Man  (or 2120 S. Michigan Ave. either), but no complaints either.  The Beast Of Burden was fine, the B-Stage acoustic numbers were great with Ronnie stealing the show on Dead Flowers, and Keith's segment was sublime, although most of the crowd sat for it.  Keith really seemed more on than either the 14 On Fire or Zip Code shows I saw.  They had him turned up loud in the mix.  The only dud was Brown Sugar, which seemed a little ham-fisted and possibly in the wrong key.  The intro was a trainwreck, but they eventually got it sorted out.

No Levi's Stadium for me.  I hope to see them again someday, but for now, I'm glad to go out on a high note

They're still bringing it after all these years.  Enjoy the shows, China Rider and Tim!

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Have a fun time today any of you all going to Santa Clara.

Stones are on around 8:50 p.m.  

Sharing an experience from Seattle.  We had GA on the back of the field and early in the show my buddy noticed security handing out wristbands for the pit. We got three and spent the night in front of Keith.  Not sure if that's done every show,  but keep your eyes open. 

We’re going tonight,  WooooHooooo!

Have a gas. China ! Any streams?

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Cool beans China! Glad you made it. You in the pit? Looks great.

Streams likely on periscope and facebook. Most only last a few songs, but often there are enough folks streaming to watch most of the show.

To find a facebook stream, 1)  type: 'Rolling Stones' into the search bar at the top of the page (hit return), then, 2) underneath the search bar, click on 'Videos', then 3) on the left of the page under 'Filter Results' and 'Source', click 'Live'.

Refresh as needed.

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I watched a periscope feed of the whole show.  Enjoyed the tunes we missed in Seattle, especially Let It Bleed.  You all got a "You Got To Move" segue in " Midnight Ramblet".  No fireworks at the end due to the curfew.  On to Pasadena!

Pulled GA pit 1 tickets last night w/ lucky dip.

 

WOOOHOOO! 

 

Never in a a million years did I think I would get to see them from the front row. Amazing 

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What a great way to get the weekend started down in the City Of Angels.  Hope some of you are going.  Stones have a strong connection to L.A.  Should be smokin'.