They played a storming 23-song set to the crowd in London, with former members rejoining the group and other special surprise guests.
Posted on Nov 26, 2012 03:10 pm
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!"
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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
16. Midnight Rambler
17. Miss You
18. Start Me Up
19. Tumbling Dice
20. Brown Sugar
21. Sympathy for the Devil
22. You Can't Always Get What You Want
23. Jumpin' Jack Flash