The Stones have been on the road for 55 years now and their latest European tour, called No Filter, is now in its last week. If you’ve been one of the lucky ones to see these legends play live, and feel like reliving the concert pretending you’re Keith, well, you can! The website Setlist.fm tracked the setlist of every Stones performance. Not just their latest tour, but pretty much all of them.
Of course the songs the Stones play vary from concert to country, but Setlist.fm also made an analysis of which songs were played. Based on that, have compiled the average setlist, which is pretty cool to play along to.
- Sympathy for the Devil
- It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)
- Tumbling Dice
- Just Your Fool
- Ride ‘Em on Down
- Under My Thumb
- Dancing With Mr. D
- You Can’t Always Get What You Want
- Paint It Black
- Honky Tonk Women
- Slipping Away
- Miss You
- Midnight Rambler
- Street Fighting Man
- Start Me Up
- Brown Sugar
- Jumpin’ Jack Flash
- Gimme Shelter
- (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
In the past two decades, the Stones didn’t write a lot of new songs, so their live performances feature mostly classics. And of course, when you go to a Stones gig, you want to hear songs like Satisfaction, Brown Sugar and Start Me Up, so that’s exactly what you get.
The setlist throughout the tour is pretty much the same. The Stones usually open up with Jumping Jack Flash or Sympathy for the Devil. They also save the best for last, with Gimme Shelter and Satisfaction as an encore.
There is one surprise however. The Stones almost never perform the song Dancing With Mr. D. According to Setlist.fm, they played it a total of 30 times in 1973, and that was it. This year however, the song has finally made it back to the setlist.
Feel like Keith
Always dreamed of playing Stones classics in front of a raving crowd of thousands? You may get there one day, but for now, playing the entire set and pretending is the next best thing.
And the winner of the Rocktober Rock Star competition is….
Six songs, three chords, how hard can it be?