Rolling Stones Begin 2013 Leg of ’50 And Counting’ Tour in Los Angeles
The Rolling Stones kicked off the second leg of their '50 and Counting' tour last night with a 23-song, two-and-a-half hour show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The setlist and more video can be found below.
The concert began in style, with the UCLA Marching Band filling the tongue-shaped runway and performing their arrangement of '(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction' before the Stones launched into their opener, 'Get Off My Cloud.' The move recalled Fleetwood Mac's use of the USC Marching Band for 'Tusk' and 'Don't Stop.'
From there it was a hits-laden set that drew mostly from their pre-'Exile on Main Street' days. However, both of their new songs, 'Doom and Gloom' and 'One More Shot,' were performed, as was one of their least beloved hits, 'Emotional Rescue,' and the lovely 'Beggars Banquet deep track, 'Factory Girl.'
USA Today reports that, in his stage banter, Mick Jagger even took a jab at the misfortunes of the basketball team that normally occupies the Staples Center. "The only reason we're here is to make the Lakers look younger," he told the crowd.
As was the case during the first shows on the '50 and Counting' tour last fall, the band was augmented by special guest stars. In addition to former Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, who did his customary turn on 'Midnight Rambler,' Gwen Stefani of No Doubt joined for 'Wild Horses' and country star Keith Urban came onstage for the punk-infused 'Respectable.' A choir also came out for the encore, 'You Can't Always Get What You Want.'
Rolling Stones Opening Night Set List
1. 'Get Off My Cloud'
2. 'The Last Time'
3. 'It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll'
4. 'Paint It Black'
5. 'Gimme Shelter'
6. 'Wild Horses (w/Gwen Stefani)'
7. 'Factory Girl'
8. 'Emotional Rescue'
9. 'Respectable (w/Keith Urban)'
10. 'Doom And Gloom'
11. 'One More Shot'
12. 'Honky Tonk Women'
13. 'Before They Make Me Run'
15. 'Midnight Rambler (w/Mick Taylor)'
16. 'Miss You'
17. 'Start Me Up'
18. 'Tumbling Dice'
19. 'Brown Sugar'
20. 'Sympathy For The Devil'
21. 'You Can’t Always Get What You Want'
22. 'Jumpin’ Jack Flash'
23. '(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction'
The Rolling Stones Perform 'Midnight Rambler' with Mick Taylor
The Rolling Stones Perform 'Happy'
The Rolling Stones Perform 'You Can't Always Get What You Want'