Saturday, June 22, 2019

VIDEO: The Rolling Stones open No Filter tour in Chicago

photo: Soldier Field, Chicago

The Rolling Stones opened the 2019 No Filter tour at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL on June 21.

The event – which marked the return of Mick Jagger to the concert stage following heart valve replacement surgery in April – saw the group deliver a 22-song set of classic tracks – from set-opener “Street Fighting Man” to show-closer “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” before a sold-out crowd of 60,000 fans.

As Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone notes, “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.”

“Mick’s moves all night had a defiant ‘told you so’ vibe, coming back so soon after his heart surgery,’ he added. “You were worried whether this guy was in peak condition? Picture yourself moving like this on the best day of your damn life.”

“Thank you Chicago for a great opening night!,” posted the band on social media after the show; they’ll return to the venue on June 25 for the second date of the summer series.

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