The Rolling Stones open massive world tour in Boston

The first night of the band’s 'A Bigger Bang' tour takes place at the city’s Fenway Park Baseball Stadium...

THE ROLLING STONES have officially started their world tour with a stadium show in BOSTON.

The first night of the band’s ‘A Bigger Bang’ tour took place at the city’s Fenway Park Baseball Stadium (August 21) in front of a capacity audience that included comedian Dennis Leary and Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler.

The two-hour plus gig showcased material from the band’s back-to-basics new album of the same name – as well as classics like ‘Satisfaction’ and ‘Brown Sugar’. There was also a cover version of Ray Charles’ ‘Night Time (Is The Right Time)’ a solo slot from guitarist Keith Richards and a rare airing of ‘She’s So Cold’ from the ‘Emotional Rescue’ album.

The rest of the setlist was as follows:

‘Start Me Up’

‘You Got Me Rocking’

‘Shattered’

‘Tumbling Dice’

‘Rough Justice’

‘Back Of My Hand’

‘Beast Of Burden’

‘She’s So Cold’

‘Heartbreaker’

‘Night Time (Is The Right Time)’

‘The Worst’

‘Infamy’

‘Miss You’

‘Oh No, Not You Again’

‘Satisfaction’

‘Honky Tonk Women’

‘Out Of Control’

‘Sympathy For The Devil’

‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’

‘Brown Sugar’

‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’

‘It’s Only Rock And Roll’

After their US dates, the band will visit Canada, Mexico , South America and the Far East. Their world tour will not reach Europe until summer 2006.