The Rolling Stones Perform ‘Harlem Shuffle’ For 1st Time Since 1990

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The Rolling Stones busted out a cover of “Harlem Shuffle” for the first time since 1990. The rarity was added to the setlist during the band’s second No Filter Tour show at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which took place Monday night.

Frontman Mick Jagger led his band mates through an opening run of “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “You Got Me Rocking” and “Tumbling Dice,” before addressing the audience with shout-outs to nearby locations. Jagger said we “haven’t done this for ages, be forgiving if you can” before introducing “Harlem Shuffle,” the Bob & Earl tune The Stones recorded on their 1986 album, Dirty Work.

Monday’s fan-requested song at MetLife Stadium was “Monkey Man” and the acoustic b-stage portion of the concert featured “Let It Bleed,” “Dead Flowers” and “Sympathy for the Devil.” Guitarist Keith Richards did his usual fronting work on “You Got the Silver” and “Before They Make Me Run.” The main set ended with a string of hits, “Miss You,” “Midnight Rambler,” “Paint It Black,” “Start Me Up” and “Brown Sugar.” The Stones encored with a combo of “Gimme Shelter” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”

Watch audience-shot footage of “Harlem Shuffle” captured by Jim Powers below:

Setlist

The Rolling Stones at MetLife Stadium

  • Jumpin' Jack Flash
  • You Got Me Rocking
  • Tumbling Dice
  • Harlem Shuffle  
  • Monkey Man  
  • You Can't Always Get What You Want
  • 2120 South Michigan Avenue
B-Stage / Acoustic
  • Let It Bleed
  • Dead Flowers
  • Sympathy for the Devil
  • Honky Tonk Women  
  • You Got the Silver  
  • Before They Make Me Run  
  • Miss You
  • Midnight Rambler
  • Paint It Black
  • Start Me Up
  • Brown Sugar
Encore
  • Gimme Shelter
  • (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

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