Exclusive: Rolling Stones’ Intimate Tour Finale Proves They’re Still the ‘Greatest Rock’ n ‘Roll Band’


Hollywood, FLA. – As it turned out, you can sometimes get what you want.

Tuesday night for lucky fans who won special tickets to The Rolling Stones’ one-night-only show at the 7,000-seat Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. – the closest. This is where the band played for more than 12 years.

52 years after the Stones first played in Florida, Tuesday’s show is a last-minute addition to the schedule, marking the final night of the band’s four-year, bestselling, worldwide No Filter Tour.

As with every show since the death of Charlie Watts, the show began with an uplifting video tribute to the band’s late drummer.

The Stones then opened the two-hour show with a crude and obscene “Street Fighting Man,” which saw Mick Jagger push the audience into frenzy, stepping aside, kicking, and reliving just a few feet standing across the stage. -Connection-only pit area.

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“Let’s Spend the Night Together,” a mild song by today’s standards but censored for its reference lyrics in the 1960s, became a mid-60s hit “19th Nervous Breakdown”.

Jagger animated the lyrics about a mentally unstable woman, rolled her eyes and looked at Keith Richards and Ron Wood, who laughed in unspoken solidarity.

Jagger then paused briefly to present the night’s performance to Watts, leaving the audience “Char-ly, char-ly!” Sent to a mass chant.

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The audience belted the infamous lyrics word-for-word when Jagger tied up the acoustic guitar, this time with “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” before the gritty “Tumbling Dies” was exceptionally melodic and slightly bluesy. Him.

Jagger briefly mocked COVID before the band broke into their latest hit, “Living in a Ghost Town” – a somewhat eccentric tune written and recorded during the frustration of epidemic lockdowns. .

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Daryl Jones, who played for retired bassist Bill Wyman in 1993, snatched a slow, steady bassline while blowing in his harmonica and occasionally speaking in a deep, whispering voice.

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Low-key Richards came to life with the first, instantly recognizable chords of “Start Me Up.” He later became the band’s No. 1 favorite. 1 gave the Twing solo for the country-rock hit, “Honky Tonk Women.” True to fashion, Richards preferred rhythmic riffs preferred by many rock guitarists, which flowed almost effortlessly from somewhere deep within him.

Jagger, during a rare conversation with the audience, said he was happy to end the No Filter Tour in the Miami area, saying, “It’s all right.”

He said it was unfortunate that he had to miss some good events, such as Art Basel, Jason Bonham’s performance at Hard Rock and the Donald Trump and Bill O’Reilly tour.

In a later quote, Jagger, usually non-political, turned his heel and padded to the back of the stage, as some spectators laughed and broke a collective shout that Jagger had not directed.

Jagger introduced the band members before taking a break, Richards leading the vocals in a slightly grotesque “Connection” and a slow groove of “Slipping Away”. The crowd went wild, proving that you don’t have to have the perfect trained voice to be an entertaining singer.

Jagger returned for a fun version of “Miss You”, slipping, shaking and shaking his hips to saxophonist Carl Denson and Tim Reese and the richer horns of Jones and drummer Steve Jordan.

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An impressive version of “Midnight Rambler” kicks off with Jagger in prime form at Harmonica and involves kneeling in front of fans on the edge of the stage.

Richards and Wood sat face-to-face, with Jagger playing seamlessly in front of the band with a level of energy that hadn’t diminished in 60 years.

“Paint It Black” Stones’ trippy, psychedelic period harkens, white lights flashing across a full, smoky stage, overhead video screens show the possibility of audience members who were teenagers in the 60’s and 70’s as the band members melted and faded. Seen before.

In the first symphony of “Devil Sympathy,” flashes of lights flashed on the back of the stage as Jagger swaggered in a black-glittering tile coat.

Adding even more depth to the layered musical system is one of the things that make Jagger the foremost one – his innate ability to impress his audience with decades-old lyrics as he sings for the first time.

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To the audience’s delight, Richards made a rare stroll from the front of the stage to the small stage, and then laughed and shook his head, watching Jagger Sasuke back and forth, pumping up his arms and shaking a set of deadbeats. The Drum Raiser.

After a wrong ending to a concert that didn’t fool anyone, the Stones returned for an encore of the haunting “Gimme Shelter.” With his usual stage presence, back-up vocalist Sasha Allen Jagger joined the dark and foreboding song Spine Tingling, once referred to as the Apocalypse.

The Stones wrapped up the show on a lighter note, sharing a laugh and perhaps their most famous hit, “(I Can’t Get Anyway) Satisfaction.”

And while the band’s departure may not be the familiar “let’s meet you next time,” Stones fans have undoubtedly received plenty of satisfaction in a lifetime.

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