Rolling Stones Are Sensational As They Kick Off London Dates

Opening night set at the 02 sees the old boys on top form

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The Rolling Stones’ opening London show at the 02 Arena last night (August 21) was a sensational success.

The first of three nights at the mammoth venue – Jagger, Richards (pictured above) and Wood looked better than ever, as they played through a 2 hour set of classic Stones’ hits.

The show was a slightly stripped down back-to-basics affair, but only in comparison to the massive stadiums they’ve been playing on this European leg of the tour. The Stones played only one track; ‘Rough Justice’ from the most recent album ‘A Bigger Bang’, when they’ve most typically been playing three or four.


‘Rocks Off’, ‘Satisfaction’ and ‘Paint It Black’ were all part of the super-hit laden set.

The Stones play 02 again tomorrow (August 23) supported by Jet, and again on Sunday (August 26) supported by The Enemy.

They played:


Start Me Up

You Got Me Rocking

Rough Justice

Rocks Off

Let It Bleed

Beast Of Burden

Can’t You Hear Me Knocking

I’ll Go Crazy

Tumbling Dice

— Introductions

You Got The Silver (Keith)

I Wanna Hold You (Keith)

It’s Only Rock’n Roll (to B-stage)

Respectable (B-stage)

Satisfaction (B-stage)

Honky Tonk Women (to main stage)

Sympathy For The Devil

Paint It Black

Jumping Jack Flash

Brown Sugar (encore)


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