The Rolling Stones headlined the opening night of the Desert Trip festival in Indio, CA on October 7 and video from the show has surfaced.
The hit-filled 20-song set opened with the 1981 classic, “Start Me Up”, and included the band’s live debut cover of The Beatles’ “Come Together”, the “Steel Wheels” single “Mixed Emotions”, and an updated rendition of the Eddie Taylor blues classic "Ride 'Em On Down," delivered live for the first time since 1962 with a studio version to be included on the group’s forthcoming album “Blue & Lonesome.”
The new classic rock festival – running October 7-9 and 14-16 at the Empire Polo Club – sees the Stones and Bob Dylan perform on Fridays, Paul McCartney and Neil Young on Saturdays, and Roger Waters and The Who on Sunday evenings.
The Rolling Stones will release a collection of blues covers, “Blue & Lonesome”, on December 2.
Produced by Don Was, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, the band’s first studio album in over a decade features a pair of guest appearances by Eric Clapton and updated versions of tunes originally recorded by blues legends Willie Dixon, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter and Magic Sam, among others.
The project was recorded over three days in December last year at British Grove Studios in West London, just a stone’s throw from Richmond and Eel Pie Island where the group started out as a young blues band playing pubs and clubs.
The Stones will return to headline Desert Trip again on October 14 before heading to Las Vegas for concerts at the T-Mobile Arena on October 19 and 22.
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