New video has been posted from the Rolling Stones surprise gig overnight in Paris, as the group prepares for a pair of mega-concerts to be held later this month.
The warm-up show at Paris’ Champs-Elysées, announced on Thursday morning, lasted for just over an our, and included both favorites like “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and “Start Me Up,” as well as some surprise selections including 1978’s “When the Whip Comes Down,” from Some Girls, and a cover of “Champagne and Reefer” by Muddy Waters.
The set list, attached below, also included the Rolling Stones’ newest song, “Doom and Gloom,” from the Stones’ forthcoming greatest hits package.
The band hadn’t performed on stage since 2007, when Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood and Charlie Watts were on tour behind A Bigger Bang. Thursday night’s show included a two-song encore, capped off with “Brown Sugar.”
Keyboardist Chuck Leavell and bassist Darryl Jones rounded out the Stones touring lineup. This warm-up gig at the La Trabendo club was in advance of giant 50th anniversary shows to be held in London and in Newark, New Jersey. One of the U.S. shows is to be aired later as a pay-per-view event in a partnership with World Wrestling Entertainment.
The Rolling Stones reportedly released 350 tickets for the Paris show, at $20 a pop.
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THE SET LIST:
It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll
When the Whip Comes Down
Champagne & Reefer
Doom & Gloom
Start Me Up
Jumpin’ Jack Flash