Thursday, July 18, 2019

VIDEO: The Rolling Stones play first New Orleans concert in 25 years

The Rolling Stones played their first concert in New Orleans, LA in 25 years when they performed at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on July 15.

"We've been on a bit of a journey to get here tonight," Mick Jagger told the crowd three songs into the band’s long-awaited return to the city.

Keith Spera at reports that journey consisted of a 25-year gap, a two-month delay after a canceled Jazz Fest gig – when the tour was postponed while Jagger recovered from heart surgery - and a 24-hour postponement necessitated by Hurricane Barry.

The group opened with “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” as part of a 19-song set of classics that included the fan voted song, “Under My Thumb.”

“I was born in a Crossfire Hurricane...Thank you for an amazing night in New Orleans,” posted the band on social media.

While Jagger joked that the Stones had somehow managed to have an indoor show rained out, the No Filter tour of North America will continue with a July 19 show in Jacksonville, FL and a stop in Philadelphia, PA next week.

The summer stadium series will wrap up in Miami, FL at the end of August.

See also:

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