Bobby Dodd Stadium
June 9, 2015
It's time to start considering what kind of world we will leave to Keith Richards.
With two live guitars, live vocals, warts, wrinkles and all, The Greatest Rock And Roll Band In The World proved once again that no one puts on a rock and roll show like The Rolling Stones. These guys have it down.
On our way to North Avenue Tuesday night, Scott reminisced traveling from Durham to Hampton Coliseum in 1981 and thinking at the time that was likely the band’s last hurrah. Here we are, 34 short years later, and the Stones remain unique masters of a music entirely their own.
If you haven’t read Bill Wyman’s (not that Bill Wyman) imagined Mick Jagger article, and you love the Stones (and if you don’t, you’re in the wrong place), please allow me to introduce you to it here, among other places:
Start Me Up
It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll
All Down the Line
Doom and Gloom
Can’t You Hear Me Knocking
You Gotta Move
Honky Tonk Women
Before They Make Me Run
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Sympathy for the Devil
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Notes on the setlist from the first five shows:
Jumpin’ Jack Flash opened the first four shows. It traded places with Start Me Up in Atlanta.
All Down The Line has swapped out with Let’s Spend The Night Together for alternating shows.
The Sticky Fingers duo has been Bitch and Moonlight Mile three times, adding Can’t You Hear Me Knocking the first night, and Bitch and Wild Horses once, before we were treated to a seated You Gotta Move and Ronnie’s extended showcase Can’t You Hear Me Knocking.
The fan choice song has been Street Fighting Man, Paint It, Black (you devil), Out Of Control (NP), and Rocks Off, prior to Atlanta’s Some Girls.
Keith’s duo has been: Slipping Away and Before They Make Me Run the first night, and Before They Make Me Run and Happy every other night.
The last 8 songs are the same every night, and are the heart of the show, except for the JJF / SMU switch in Atlanta.
You Can’t Always Get What You Want uses a local vocal chorale every night.
An extended setlist is in our playlist section. Check it out here: