Rolling Stones Open NoFilter 2018 Tour: Recap

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Croke Park stage, Dublin, May 17, 2018 (Photo via the Rolling Stones’ Twitter feed)

They made the announcement on Feb. 26 and on Thursday night (May 17), the Rolling Stones began the 2018 edition of their #NoFilter tour at Croke Park in Dublin. The band has announced dates in the U.K., Ireland and Europe… 14 dates in all, spread out over six weeks… they’re all over 70, after all. (Their ages range from Ronnie Wood’s 70 to Charlie Watts’ 76; both of them have birthdays in early June.) In fact, their next performance isn’t until May 22 in London, and even though there won’t be any travel involved, the following one is three days after that. You get the picture.

For opening night, the Stones played 19 songs, just one less than they did on the final performance (in Paris) of the 2017 edition of the tour. (14 of the songs were on both setlists.) The band has so many fan favorites that there are bound to be omissions from attendees’ wish lists but they still managed to play such classic rock standards as “Sympathy For the Devil” (the evening’s opening number), “Honky Tonk Women,” “Gimme Shelter” and “Brown Sugar.” (See the complete setlist below.)

Watch the evening’s first song

Watch “Paint it Black”

“Anyone here from Cork,” Mick Jagger asked the packed stadium crowd. “Anyone here from Belfast?” He then strapped on a guitar for “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”

Watch “Start Me Up”

Watch “Brown Sugar,” the final song before the Stones returned for the encore

The evening ended with a one-two punch encore of “Gimme Shelter” and an extended “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” as fireworks exploded over the stage.

Watch “Gimme Shelter”

And the evening’s finale performance

The Rolling Stones, May 17, 2018, Croke Park, Dublin, Setlist

Keith Richards, during the intro to “Brown Sugar,” Croke Park, Dublin, May 17, 2018

Sympathy For the Devil
Tumbling Dice
Paint it Black
Just Your Fool
Ride ‘Em on Down
Neighbours
Wild Horses
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)
Honky Tonk Women
Before They Make Me Run
The Worst
Miss You
Midnight Rambler
Start Me Up
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Brown Sugar

Encore
Gimme Shelter
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

The Rolling Stones 2018 NoFilter Tour Dates (Tickets are available here)

May 22 – London – London Stadium
May 25 – London – London Stadium

Mick Jagger, during “Paint it Black,” Croke Park, Dublin, May 17, 2018

May 29 – Southampton – St. Mary’s Stadium
Jun 02 – Coventry – Ricoh Stadium
Jun 05 – Manchester – Old Trafford Football Stadium
Jun 09 – Edinburgh – BT Murrayfield Stadium
Jun 15 – Cardiff – Principality Stadium
Jun 19 – Twickenham – Twickenham Stadium
Jun 22 – Berlin – Olympiastadion
Jun 26 – Marseille – Orange Velodrome
Jun 30 – Stuggart – Mercedes-Benz Arena
Jul 04 – Prague – Letnany Airport
Jul 08 – Warsaw – PGE Narodowy Stadium

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