Rolling Stones Play 2018 London Concerts

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The Stones’ Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards during “Street Fighting Man,” London Stadium, May 22, 2018

The Rolling Stones’ 2018 #NoFilter tour saw the band playing 14 concerts in a generous six weeks – you do the math. After the tour begin on May 17 in Dublin, the second date wasn’t until Tuesday night’s (May 22) “hometown” show at London Stadium. (They remained in the city for the tour’s third date on Friday, May 25, at the same venue.)

From the start of the May 22 concert, the band switched things up, starting the performance with “Street Fighting Man” (which wasn’t played in Dublin). Other additions to the 19-song set were “Under My Thumb,” “Fool to Cry” and “Slipping Away.” (Gone were “Just Your Fool,” “Neighbours,” “Wild Horses” and “The Worst.”) (See the setlist below.)

For the next show, the Stones again made adjustments to their set adding “Let’s Spend the Night Together,” “Dead Flowers” and “Happy,” among others. (See several clips from that performance below.)

“Ladies and gentlemen… welcome home… the Rolling Stones!”

Watch. “Paint it Black”

Watch “Under My Thumb”

Watch “Honky Tonk Women” from a side view

Here’s “Start Me Up”

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What’s that about a crossfire hurricane?

“You ready for a little bit more?”

Watch the May 22 concert’s first encore

And the finale…

Scroll below to see several clips from the May 25 performance.

The Rolling Stones, May 22, 2018, London Stadium, London, U.K. Setlist

Street Fighting Man
It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)
Tumbling Dice
Paint it Black
Ride ‘Em on Down
Under My Thumb
Fool to Cry
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Honky Tonk Women
Before They Make Me Run
Slipping Away
Sympathy For the Devil
Miss You
Midnight Rambler
Start Me Up
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Brown Sugar

Gimme Shelter
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

Manchester native Liam Gallagher opened the May 22 concert and dedicated Oasis’ “Live Forever” to the city of Manchester as the final song of his eight-song set. “This is for everyone in Manchester,” he said. “Sing along if you know the words.”

Earlier in the day, the Stones also acknowledged the one-year anniversary of the Manchester bombing.

Watch the Stones perform “Let’s Spend the Night Together” on May 25

Here’s “Tumbling Dice” from May 25

“Pleased to meet you…”

Tickets to see the Stones are available here and here.

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  1. Vinny Marino
    #1 Vinny Marino 23 May, 2022, 00:14

    I was there too!

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  2. Da Mick
    #2 Da Mick 23 May, 2022, 15:35

    A few observations…..

    For whatever reason, the Stones have a tendency to play slower songs too fast, and faster songs too slow. It’s like they don’t really have a realistic sense of the feel that made their songs great in the first place.

    Jagger still has a terrific voice. I would gladly forgo his constant pacing from side to side on the stage, for him just to stand in place and actually sing the songs correctly, rather than him shouting them out. He can still dance between phrases like he did in his earliest days.

    Why do the Stones not see the need to bother with iconic instruments/sounds on iconic songs, eg. — no fuzz box on one of the most famous guitar riffs in R&R history, no cowbell, to start, or throughout, one of the most famous R&R songs ever, not to mention the absolute butchering of “Jumpin Jack Flash,” in a manner that a garage band should be ashamed of. As a fan who’s seen them live many times, that lack of effort in playing those songs represents a get-by attitude of laziness, that disrespects the magnitude of their own music.

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