ROLLING STONES TOUR OPENER FEATURES
LIVE DEBUT, BUST OUT AND PLENTY OF GUESTS
Legendary rock band The Rolling Stones began the latest leg of their 50 and Counting
World Tour last night at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Stones littered the first show
of the tour with guest spots, a live debut of a 33-year-old tune, a bust out and plenty of
their most-beloved songs.
As they headed to the stage, The Stones were joined by the UCLA Marching Band for the show
opener - "Get Off Of My Cloud." After rifling through hits such as "It's Only Rock and
Roll (But I Like It)," "Paint It Black" and "Gimme Shelter," Stones front man Mick Jagger
welcomed No Doubt front woman Gwen Stefani to duet on "Wild Horses." Jagger then strapped
on acoustic to lead his mates through the first "Factory Girl" since October 16th, 1997.
The surprises kept coming as The Rolling Stones finally performed "Emotional Rescue,"
which had previously never been played live.
Country music star Keith Urban kept the cavalcade of guest spots rolling as he sat in
with The Stones on "Respectable." Next up was a two-shot of the group's "new" material -
"Doom and Gloom" and "One More Shot." "Honky Tonk Woman" featured band introductions which
gave way to the Keith Richards-led segment of "Before They Make Me Run" and "Happy." When
this leg was announced, fans were extremely excited to see that former Stones guitarist
Mick Taylor would be joining the band on tour. For those hoping he'd play a prominent role
in the shows, last night was a disappointment as Taylor only sat in with his old mates on
The 20-song main set concluded with one greatest hit after another including "Miss You,"
"Start Me Up" and "Brown Sugar." As with previous 50 and Counting performances, The Stones
were joined by a choir for "You Can't Always Get What You Want." In L.A. the CSULB Bob
Cole Conservatory Chamber Choir augmented Mick Jagger and Co. on the Let It Bleed
classic, which kicked off the three-song encore. "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and "(I Can't Get
No)Satisfaction" brought the tour opening show to a close.
Here's the setlist from last night's tour opener.
Watch The Rolling Stones' live debut of "Emotional Rescue."
Check out Gwen Stefani joining the Stones for "Wild Horses."
Here's video of the first "Factory Girl" in nearly 16 years.
Let's take a look at Mick Taylor's guest spot on "Midnight Rambler."
Finally, watch Keith Urban's guest spot on "Respectable."