This past Friday, The Rolling Stones kicked off their long-awaited, “No Filter” World Tour at Chicago’s Soldier Field. After having to cancel their previously scheduled tour dates earlier in the Spring so that Mick Jagger could undergo heart surgery, fans were beginning to wonder if The Stones were finally tapped of that legendary, on-stage energy. If The Stones of the past would remain just that: a relic, never to be seen again.
But that worry dissipated Friday night in the Soldier Field audience, when The Stones arrived thundering from the gate with “Street Fighting Man“. Turns out it only took three months for Mick Jagger to recover his swagger—after a heart valve replacement. And in honor of The Stone’s continued reign, the “No Filter” Tour stops have all been outfitted with a proper runway for Jagger to strut, emphatically point, and remind us of their indestructible spirits.
The Stones have set themselves up to deliver 20-song shows, such as Friday night’s, where they ran from hits such as “Brown Sugar,” “Tumbling Dice,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” “Sympathy For The Devil,” “Paint It Black,” and more. All the while, a reinvigorated Jagger, acclaimed guitarists Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood, and the powerhouse drummer Charlie Watts were in excellent form. Potentially, the best in a very long time.
What can fans expect on The Stones’ “No Filter” World Tour? A two hour long, greatest hits set. Very few surprises, no covers, nothing from their most recent album 2016’s Blue & Lonesome. A two-song encore, featuring “Gimme Shelter” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” a double punch of epic proportions. The Stones are known for delivering one of those transcendent shows, concerts that pain you to leave. Check out the full “No Filter” Setlist, below.
The Rolling Stones at Soldier Field, 6/21/2019 (via)
Street Fighting Man
Let’s Spend the Night Together
Sad Sad Sad
You Got Me Rocking (by request)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Sympathy for the Devil
Honky Tonk Women
You Got the Silver
Before They Make Me Run
Paint It Black
Start Me Up
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
And, in case you were on the fence about attending The Stones’ “No Filter” Tour, here are a few videos from Friday’s concert at Soldier Field.
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Unexpected youthfulness, onstage chemistry, improvisational finesse, and thundering guitar solos. Outfitted with seven additional ensemble members, The Stones have harnessed a completely rejuvenated sound. The Stones will bring their beloved energy to New Jersey, Ontario, Washington DC, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Houston, and several other cities. You can catch The Rolling Stones on their “No Filter” North American Tour through August 31st.