Bruce Springsteen, The Black Keys and Lady Gaga joined the Rolling Stones Saturday for the last show of their 50th anniversary tour, in Newark, New Jersey. The concert, which aired on pay-per-view, was a fitting close to the first live shows the band has played in five years.
In addition to the aforementioned guests, former member Mick Taylor was on hand to lend his guitar work to “Midnight Rambler,” while John Mayer and Texas bluesman Gary Clark Jr. joined the band for a rollicking rendition of “Going Down," according to Rolling Stone.
The only somber point in an otherwise-electric show was when the band took a brief pause to mention the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, on Friday. Mick Jagger told the audience that the entire world was feeling the pain of the stunned nation, adding, "We just wanted to send our love and condolences to all the people who lost loved ones in the tragedy in Connecticut."
Lady Gaga appeared in a stripey cat suit and wore her hair long for her part on “Gimmie Shelter,” offering up a soulful and strong vocal. The Black Keys showed up for a solid run-through of Bo Diddley’s “Who Do You Love,” but the biggest moment in a thrill-packed night came when local hero Bruce Springsteen took to the stage to trade lines with Jagger on “Tumbling Dice.”
Fans in the audience and watching at home were treated to classics like “Get Off of My Cloud,” “Paint It Black,” and “Miss You,” as well as lesser-known tracks such as “Dead Flowers,” voted for by via the band’s smartphone app.
The band has no confirmed plans to play live next year. Their 50th anniversary has been celebrated with shows in London, Brooklyn and New Jersey, plus a brief appearance at the 12.12.12 concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Here’s the set list from Saturday’s show:
"Get Off of My Cloud"
"The Last Time"
"It's Only Rock & Roll (But I Like It)"
"Paint It Black"
"Gimme Shelter" (with Lady Gaga)
"Going Down" (with John Mayer & Gary Clark Jr.)
"Who Do You Love" (with The Black Keys)
"Doom and Gloom"
"One More Shot"
"Honky Tonk Women"
"Before They Make Me Run"
"Midnight Rambler" (with Mick Taylor)
"Tumbling Dice" (with Bruce Springsteen)
"Start Me Up"
"Sympathy for the Devil"
"You Can't Always Get What You Want" (with the Trinity Wall Street Choir)
"Jumpin’ Jack Flash"
"(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction"
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