Photo by Stevo Rood
Last night, The Rolling Stones kicked off their Sixty Tour at Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid. The high-energy performance featured a setlist stacked with fan favorites and a live debut of the 1966 tune, “Out Of Time.” The trio’s current tour honors 60-years spent on stage performing as an ensemble.
The single set performance got underway with the arrival of “Street Fighting Man” off 1968’s Beggars Banquet, which was capped with “19th Nervous Breakdown.” Then, the band turned up the heat on an electrifying “Sad Sad Sad” ahead of a crowd-pleasing “Tumbling Dice.”
A rare moment followed: a first-ever live performance of the 1966 Mick Jagger and Keith Richards penned tune, “Out of Time,” which initially appeared on the London natives’ Aftermath studio album. Then, by crowd request, The Rolling Stones blasted to 1978 with “Beast of Burden.”
“You Can’t Always Get What You Want” was performed to a sold-out audience of 53,000 ahead of a funky take on “Living in a Ghost Town.” Next, Jagger strutted into “Honky Tonk Women” and followed with band introductions, which included Steve Jordan (drums), Daryrl Jones (bass), Chuck Leavell (piano/organ), Karl Denson (sax), Tim Ries (sax), Matt Clifford (keyboards) as well as Bernard Fowler (baing vocals) and Sasha Allen (backing vocals).
Richards lead vocals on “Happy” and “Slipping Away” before Jagger broke it down on “Miss You” – his signature dance moves carrying him from one side of the stage to the next. “Midnight Rambler” off The Rolling Stones’ 1969 studio album, Let It Bleed, came before a boisterous take on “Start Me Up” with Ronnie Wood leading the band on guitar.
“Paint It Black” came before “Sympathy for the Devil,” and finally, the band capped the single set performance with their 1968 non-album single, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.” After a break from the stage, they returned to deliver their encores, starting with “Gimme Shelter.” Then, for the last song of the band’s Sixty Tour opener, they performed a lively take on “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”
The Rolling Stones tour kick-off included other memorable moments, like Jagger leading the crowd through “Happy Birthday to You” in honor of Wood’s 75th, which occurred on the concert day. Following last night’s rousing performance, the band will pop up in Munich for a gig on June 5.
For information on the band’s current tour, read more.
The Rolling Stones
Wanda Metropolitano – Madrid
June 1, 2022
Set: Street Fighting Man, 19th Nervous Breakdown, Sad Sad Sad, Tumbling Dice, Out of Time*, Beast of Burden^, You Can’t Always Get What You Want, Living in a Ghost Town, Honky Tonk Woman, Happy&, Slipping Away&, Miss You, MIsnight Rambler, Start Me Up, Paint It Black, Sympathy for the Devil, Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Enc: Gimme Shelter, (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
* Live debut
^ By request
& Richards vocals