When the Rolling Stones Closed Their 2022 Tour

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Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards hug it out during “Paint it Black,” Aug. 3, 2022

When the Rolling Stones closed their 2022 tour on August 3 in Berlin, Germany, two months after it opened on June 1 in Madrid, Spain, Mick Jagger told the crowd that it was the last night of “our European tour.” Perhaps it was optimism on our part, but it implied that there would be more dates to come elsewhere. Finally, on New Year’s Eve, the Stones posted a “Happy New Year” message on their social media platforms. The key words in the very brief note are “See you in 2023!!”

Though no further details were offered, there would be no question that they would perform again. And sure enough, on Nov. 21, 2023, the band announced their “Hackney Diamonds” 2024 North American tour. The 2022 edition was named “Sixty” to mark the band’s 60th anniversary and was limited to 14 concerts, all in Europe and the U.K. (The band’s previous tour was the 2021 U.S. edition of their “No Filter” tour – held entirely in the U.S. and first without Charlie Watts.)

2022’s closing night concert, at Berlin’s Waldbühne, featured 19 songs, including two that made their tour debut, “All Down the Line” and “Fool to Cry.” Watch them and other clips below.

The Stones’ tour schedule offers them many days off in between shows, and for good reason. For the 2022 run, Jagger turned 79. Keith Richards was 78. Ronnie Wood turned 75 on opening night. They were joined, once again, by drummer Steve Jordan, Darryl Jones (bass), Chuck Leavell (piano/organ), Karl Denson (sax), Tim Ries (sax) Matt Clifford (keyboards), and Bernard Fowler/Sasha Allen (backing vocals).

As the lights dimmed, a brief video montage of Watts appeared on the giant screens.

And when the tribute ended, there were the Stones, kicking things off with “Street Fighting Man.”

Watch them perform “All Down the Line” and “Rocks Off,” from Exile on Main Street

Watch “Fool to Cry” make its tour debut

Watch Jagger tell the crowd about visiting Berlin, followed by the band introductions

As early evening turned to night time, the Stones painted the city black.

Thanks again to Matt Lee for the videos.

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The Rolling Stones, Berlin, Germany, Waldbühne, August 3, 2022, Setlist

Street Fighting Man
All Down the Line

Mick Jagger, Berlin, Aug. 3, 2022

Tumbling Dice
Rocks Off
Out of Time
Fool to Cry
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Living in a Ghost Town
Honky Tonk Women
You Got the Silver
Miss You
Midnight Rambler
Paint It Black
Start Me Up
Gimme Shelter
Jumpin’ Jack Flash

Watch the first encore, “Sympathy For the Devil”

Sympathy For the Devil
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

They closed the show with a 8+ -minute version of “Satisfaction”

Take a bow, guys…

Tickets to the Stones’ 2024 tour will be available here and here.

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