August 11, 2005 10:59
The Rolling Stones play 'secret' tour warm-up in Toronto
The rock legends play a mixture of old and new to just 1,100 fans...
The gig at the city’s Phoenix Concert Theatre (August 10) cost only ten Canadian dollars (about £4) to get in, for which punters got a 14-song set comprising new tracks from the band’s ’A Bigger Bang’ album and standards like ’Brown Sugar’ and ’Jumpin’ Jack Flash’. There was also a cover of Bob Marley’s ’Get Up Stand Up’
For one song, ’Infamy’, guitarist Keith Richards took lead vocals, while on ’Back Of My Hand’ singer Mick Jagger showed off some slide guitar work.
The Bigger Bang world tour will cover North America, continuing to South America and Asia before ending in Europe in 2006.
Support acts on the tour include Metallica
, Maroon 5, Pearl Jam, the [/a]and [a]. The album will be released on September 5.