Rolling Stones Kick Off Anniversary Tour

artist: rolling stones date: 11/26/2012 category: general music news
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Rolling Stones Kick Off Anniversary Tour
The Rolling Stones played the first of their 50th anniversary celebration shows in London last night, with frontman Mick Jagger joking at one point about the controversially high ticket prices. A range of special guests introduced the show, with testimonials from artists including Pete Townshend, Iggy Pop and Nick Cave. The band lineup featured former bassist Bill Wyman for the the first time since 1990, and ex-guitarist Mick Taylor for the first time since 1981. There were other surprises, included a guest appearance from Jeff Beck and Mary J Blige. From the special stage shaped like their famous lips and tongue logo, guitarist Keith Richards said: "It's good to see you though I can't see anybody!" The lower lip of the stage was built like a catwalk, according to Classic Rock, with some fans paying £1140 ($1830) to sit on the "tounge" of the stage. Standard tickets were £406 ($650), while fans at the back of the arena paid £106 ($170) - still a high price by any measure. Frontman Mick Jagger even acknowledged the controversial ticket prices, according to NME. "How's everyone in the cheap seats? The problem is, they're not so cheap!" Did you attend the show in London last night? Tell us about your experience in the comments. Rolling Stones setlist: 01. I Wanna Be Your Man 02. Get Off of My Cloud 03. It's All Over Now 04. Paint It Black 05. Gimme Shelter 06. Wild Horses 07. All Down the Line 08. I'm Going Down 09. Out of Control 10. One More Shot 11. Doom and Gloom 12. It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It) 13. Honky Tonk Women 14. Before They Make Me Run 15. Happy 16. Midnight Rambler 17. Miss You 18. Start Me Up 19. Tumbling Dice 20. Brown Sugar Encore: 21. Sympathy for the Devil 22. You Can't Always Get What You Want 23. Jumpin' Jack Flash
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