The Rolling Stones Dig Deep For No Filter Tour Opener In Hamburg

Legendary rockers The Rolling Stones kicked off the No Filter Tour on Saturday night at Stadtpark in Hamburg. The band’s first show of 2017 and first performance since last October included a handful of surprises including a song the Stones hadn’t performed in 44 years.

Up first on Saturday was “Sympathy For The Devil,” a tune usually fit in towards the end of the band’s set on recent tours but used as the opener in Hamburg. Mick Jagger made a joke referencing the Beatles mentioning Hamburg was a nice place to start a career. The set rolled on with “It’s Only Rock & Roll (But I Like It)” and “Tumbling Dice,” before the group fit in the more recent “Out Of Control” and blues standards “Just Your Fool” and “Ride ‘Em On Down” from their 2016 Blue & Lonesome LP.

The initial huge surprise of the night came next as The Rolling Stones dusted off “Play With Fire” from 1965’s Out Of Our Heads for the first time since February 23, 1990. “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” a song that served as part of encores for the past five years, was trotted out in the eighth slot. Jagger then took to the mic to announce one of the bust outs in quite some time as The Rolling Stones played “Dancing With Mr. D” for the first time since 1973. The Stones recorded “Dancing With Mr. D” for Goats Head Soup in 1973 and performed it a number of times that year, but the tune had disappeared from the group’s live sets ever since October 19, 1973.

In keeping with recent tradition The Rolling Stones allowed fans to vote on a song played in Hamburg and “Under My Thumb” won over “All Down The Line” and “Emotional Rescue.” The iconic band hadn’t performed “Under My Thumb” since November 22, 2006. “Paint It Black” and “Honky Tonk Women” were followed by a pair of Keith Richards-led tunes: “Slipping Away” and “Happy.” From there, The Stones reeled off one hit after another including “Miss You,” “Street Fighting Man,” “Brown Sugar” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” to end the 20-song main set. Jagger & Co. said farewell with a “Gimme Shelter”/”Jumpin’ Jack Flash” encore.

Watch “Dancing With Mr. D” thanks to Robby van der Berg:

Here’s pro-shot highlights shared by The Stones:

Check out more high-quality footage from the tour opener via Daydream Visuals:

[Under My Thumb]

[Play With Fire]

[Can’t Always Get What You Want]

[Gimme Shelter]

[(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction]

[It’s Only Rock & Roll]

Setlist

The Rolling Stones at Festwiese am Stadtpark

  • Sympathy for the Devil
  • It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It)
  • Tumbling Dice
  • Out of Control
  • Just Your Fool  
  • Ride 'Em on Down  
  • Play With Fire  
  • You Can't Always Get What You Want
  • Dancing With Mr. D  
  • Under My Thumb  
  • Paint It Black
  • Honky Tonk Women  
  • Slipping Away  
  • Happy  
  • Midnight Rambler
  • Miss You
  • Street Fighting Man
  • Start Me Up
  • Brown Sugar
  • (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Encore
  • Gimme Shelter
  • Jumpin' Jack Flash
  • Upcoming Shows

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