The Rolling Stones performed Sticky Fingers in full last night (May 20, 2015) at a surprise show in Los Angeles.
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts announced the show at the 1,300-capacity Fonda Theatre in Hollywood yesterday afternoon.
Sticky Fingers was performed, albeit in a different order, beginning with “Sway” and ending with “Brown Sugar”, with a number of songs getting their first live outing for years.
“I Got The Blues” and “Moonlight Mile” hadn’t been performed by the band since 1999, and “Sister Morphine” since 1998, with “You Gotta Move” last played onstage on June 8, 1976.
The band also paid tribute to BB King, with a performance of the late guitarist’s “Rock Me Baby”.
“So this is our first show of our tour,” Jagger told the crowd after “All Down The Line”, Yahoo reports. “Tonight we’re doing something we’ve never done before… We’re going to do the whole of Sticky Fingers.”
Before “Sister Morphine”, Jagger told the audience: “I should have warned you before, but there may be a lot of ’60s drug references on this record that may puzzle some people. It was a great, groovy scene.”
At the end of the show, the singer joked that the band would return to play 1967’s Their Satanic Majesties Request album in full next time.
The Rolling Stones are on the cover of the next issue of Uncut, out Tuesday (May 26, 2015), with Mick Jagger recalling the years around Sticky Fingers, as well as the recording of the band’s seminal 1971 album.
The Rolling Stones played:
Start Me Up
When The Whip Comes Down
All Down The Line
You Gotta Move
Can’t You Hear Me Knocking
I Got the Blues
Rock Me Baby
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
I Can’t Turn You Loose