Rankin/RollingStones.comTonight in Paris, The Rolling Stones played their first concert since the end of their A Bigger Bang tour in 2007. The intimate show, which the band announced early Thursday morning via its Twitter account, took place in the La Trabendo theater.
The band played a 12-song set that kicked off with a rendition of Bobby Troup's "Route 66," a song that also appeared on the group's 1964 debut album. The show also included the live debut of "Doom and Gloom," one of two new songs that will appear on The Stones' upcoming GRRR! compilation. In addition, the British rock legends performed a modest selection of their classic tunes, as well as a cover of Muddy Waters' "Champagne & Reefer."
During the performance, singer Mick Jagger chatted with the crowd of 600 in French, and at one point remarked, "I can't believe we're all still standing up, you'd think by now one or two of us would be sitting down, but we're not!"
As reported earlier, only 350 tickets were sold for the gig, at the very reasonable price of 15 Euros, or about $19.50, each.
According to French newspaper Le Parisien, The Stones are planning to play a second Paris show on Monday, a private gig for a financial-investment company.
Here is the set list for The Stones' Paris show:
"It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (but I Like It)"
"When the Whip Comes Down"
"Champagne & Reefer"
"Doom and Gloom"
"Start Me Up"
"Jumpin' Jack Flash"
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