When The Rolling Stones’ 2019 Tour Began, at Last

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Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in Chicago, June 21, 2019

The 2019 edition of the Rolling Stones’ “No Filter” tour, originally scheduled to begin April 20, finally debuted on June 21, at Chicago’s Soldier Field. The tour was abruptly delayed on March 30 when the group announced an unnamed health issue affecting Mick Jagger. Within days, it was discovered that the legendary frontman, required a heart valve procedure.

Just six weeks later, following several social media posts featuring a hale Jagger, the Stones announced a revised schedule. The June 21 concert – the first of two shows at the venue – featured a 20-song setlist that included such must-haves as “Brown Sugar,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Sympathy For the Devil” and “Honky Tonk Women.

As with the 2018 edition of the “No Filter” tour, they opened with “Street Fighting Man.”

Watch them perform “Angie” and “Dead Flowers”…

Plus “Sympathy For the Devil” on this Friday evening

As with recent tours, the Stones gave themselves plenty of time in between concerts. The tour’s 17 dates were spread out over a whopping 73 days, with the final concert on August 31. On opening night, Charlie Watts was 78, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were both 75, and Ronnie Wood was 72.

Related: Our review of the Stones’ spectacular MetLife concert that August

Watch them perform “Miss You,” with a limber Jagger looking fit

The tour, sponsored by the Alliance For Lifetime Income, brought the Stones back to a city that they first played in 1964.

Watch them perform “Paint it Black”

The Stones’ most recent tour, began in Hamburg, Germany, in September 2017, and they ended that first leg in Paris on Oct. 25, 2017. They then returned to the road in May 2018, starting the next leg of the tour in Dublin, Ireland, ending in Warsaw, Poland, on July 8, 2018.

“Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and “Brown Sugar” closed the main set of the 2019 tour’s opening night.

Watch the evening’s first encore, “Gimme Shelter”

The Rolling Stones, Chicago, Ill., Soldier Field, June 21, 2019 Setlist

Street Fighting Man
Let’s Spend the Night Together
Tumbling Dice
Sad Sad Sad
You Got Me Rocking
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Dead Flowers
Sympathy For the Devil
Honky Tonk Women
You Got the Silver
Before They Make Me Run
Miss You
Paint in Black
Midnight Rambler
Start Me Up
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Brown Sugar
Gimme Shelter
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

[Thanks to Kim Roberts for the videos.]

Related: The final concert of the 2019 tour proved to be Charlie Watts’ last

When the Stones return to the stage, tickets will be available here and here.

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  1. DrBOP
    #1 DrBOP 22 June, 2019, 10:58

    Are you sure that Mick wasn’t a holograph?

    Thanks BCB staff for the best review of this show on the net so far.

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  2. Gaston434
    #2 Gaston434 22 June, 2021, 00:37

    We had floor tickets for the July 27th show in Houston at the NRG Stadium,
    The Stones put on a GREAT SHOW!!!
    You would never know their age by watching their show, I saw them in 1981 at the Astrodome from the 9th row, $36.50 to get in then,
    the 2019 show was a bit more, stones in 2019 put on a show as good as in 1981
    You get the chance to see them

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  3. Big papa
    #3 Big papa 22 June, 2021, 21:26

    4 th time seeing them! That night was cool and we were way up west of the stage even up with the 50 yard line. The sound was crazy good!

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  4. Michael
    #4 Michael 25 June, 2021, 21:24

    They were just warming up this night. I saw them in East Rutherford Aug 1. Last saw them in Oakland CA in 2001. Their performance on Aug 1 was literally beyond belief. Playing songs like Paint It Black, as good as or better than, the original. Anchored by Ron Wood. All in all, so awesome that they could not have been better in ’72 and I wonder how ’72 could have been as good. Still in shock and awe.

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  5. jgelis
    #5 jgelis 22 June, 2023, 00:12

    Have they revealed where their fountain of youth is concealed? Yeah, I guess not.

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