The Rolling Stones played the final scheduled performance of their 50 And Counting run of gigs at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday night (December 15).
The band kicked off with “Get Off Of My Cloud” and then played “The Last Time”, “It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It)” and “Paint It, Black” before introducing the first of the night’s special guests, Lady Gaga, for “Gimme Shelter”.
Jagger also dedicated a rendition of “Wild Horses” to the recent victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, telling the crowd: “I just wanted to take a minute and send our love and condolences to those who lost their loved ones yesterday.”
In addition to Gaga, there was a spate of guest stars as John Mayer and Gary Clark Jr. joined the Stones for “Going Down”, while former guitarist Mick Taylor played with his old bandmates on “Midnight Rambler”.
The Black Keys, meanwhile, were roped in to play on a cover of Bo Diddley’s “Who Do You Love”, before Bruce Springsteen joined the band for “Tumbling Dice” – with Jagger jokingly telling fans that the Boss had “walked to the show”.
The Stones finished the show with “Brown Sugar” and “Sympathy For The Devil”, before returning for an encore of “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”, “Jumpin Jack Flash” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”. By way of farewell, Jagger simply told the audience: “This is our last show… of the 50th anniversary tour. Hope to see you again soon.”
His comments could spark further speculation that the band’s reunion could continue for some time yet, after rumours circulated that they could headline next year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California
“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”