The Rolling Stones play "Silver Train" live for the first time in 40 years

The Rolling Stones play "Silver Train" live for the first time in 40 years

The Rolling Stones this week performed a track that last appeared on their setlists more than 40 years ago.

The band are currently on the Asia Pacific leg of their !4 On Fire tour, which includes three shows in Tokyo.

It was at Tokyo Dome on Tuesday (March 4) that the band performed the Goat's Head Soup track, "Silver Train". Mick Taylor appeared as a guest performer on the track.

The track won the "fan vote", a fixture of Stones setlists in which local fans nominate a track via social media. As the vote was closely run, the band also performed the runner-up, "You Got Me Rocking", from 1994's Voodoo Lounge.

After Tokyo, the band will travel to Macau, then various cities in Australia and New Zealand.

Watch the original promo video for "Silver Train" below.

The Stones had previously played the song on February 14 in Paris to a group of 30 fans during a short set marking the last day of their 14 On Fire rehearsals.

The full setlist for Tuesday's Tokyo Dome show is:

'Start Me Up'
'You Got Me Rocking'
'It's Only Rock 'N' Roll (But I Like It)'
'Tumbling Dice'
'Doom And Gloom'
'Silver Train'
'Honky Tonk Women'
'Slipping Away'
'Midnight Rambler'
'Miss You'
'Paint It Black'
'Gimme Shelter'
'Jumpin' Jack Flash'
'Sympathy For The Devil'
'Brown Sugar'

'You Can't Always Get What You Want' (with the Senzoku Freshman Singers)
'(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction'

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