The Rolling Stones are joined onstage by Florence Welch and Eric Clapton in London

The legendary band played the second of two London shows tonight (November 29)

The Rolling Stones are joined onstage by Florence Welch and Eric Clapton in London

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The Rolling Stones tonight (November 29) played the second of two shows at London's O2 Arena in celebration of the band's 50th anniversary.

As per their show on Sunday, this was to be a hit-packed, guest-filled evening, with the return of Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor plus first-time guests Eric Clapton and Florence Welch of Florence And The Machine. Scroll down the page to see fan shot footage of Florence performing 'Gimme Shelter' with the band.

The show began just before 8.30pm with an introductory video featuring Johnny Depp, Pete Townshend and more talking about the Stones. Iggy Pop said: "We'd never seen people with teeth like that. And skin like that. Ugh!" He also said: "The sound of Keith's guitar - it was like being hit with a dead mackerel".

After the video and a procession of drummers wearing gorilla masks, the band took to the stage, and the entire crowd rose to its feet.

The Rolling Stones began with 'Get Off My Cloud' and Lennon & McCartney-penned 'I Wanna Be Your Man', after which Mick Jagger - dressed in a shiny silver jacket - said, "blimey that's an old song. It's ancient. Back then, the price of a pint of milk was three pence, the price of a loaf of bread was sixpence and the price of a concert ticket was... I'd better not go there...".

He later made reference to the fact that their set was cut short on Sunday night, saying, "We're more relaxed tonight, we'll get to play the whole thing. We had to pay £100,000 because we went on too long. That's like... Ten seats!"

Florence Welch joined for 'Gimme Shelter', wearing a red velvet suit and singing face to face with Jagger. On Sunday, Mary J Blige provided the same vocal part. Welch kissed and hugged the entire band before exiting the stage.

After, Jagger spoke of his connection to the area. "It's close to where Keith and I grew up in Dartford, but it seems a long way from exchanging records at the station. Have you still got that Bo Diddley record Keith?"

Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood both took seats to play acoustic guitars on the version of 'Lady Jane' that followed. "We haven't played that one for a while... In public," said Jagger after.

Jagger then introduced guest Eric Clapton, who played blues guitar on the song 'Champagne And Reefer'. Clapton's presence seemed to breathe life into Richards, who himself took a solo for the first time of the night.

Throughout the evening, the stage set - a giant pair of lips plus tongue catwalk - changed as curtains were raised revealing a larger video screen.

Jagger picked up the guitar for disco track 'Miss You', after which the band played new tracks 'One More Shot' and 'Doom And Gloom'.

Former member Bill Wyman joined as bassist for 'It's Only Rock N Roll' and 'Honky Tonk Woman'.

While introducing the band, Jagger joked that they'd be "all down the Indigo Club after - it's just round the corner." Keith Richards received the biggest cheer of all, and took lead vocals for 'Before They Make You Run'.

Guitarist Mick Taylor joined the group for 'Midnight Rambler', showcasing his formidable guitar playing.

The encore began with a chamber choir singing the intro to 'You Can't Always Get What You Want', then 'Jumping Jack Flash' and 'Satisfaction' - the song that was cut from Sunday's show due to time constraints.

The Rolling Stones played:

'Get Off My Cloud'
'I Wanna Be Your Man'
'This Could Be The Last Time'
'Paint It Black'
'Gimme Shelter'
'Lady Jane'
'Champagne And Reefer'
'Live With Me'
'Miss You'
'One More Shot'
'Doom And Gloom'
'Honky Tonk Woman'
'Before They Make Me Run'
'Happy'
'Midnight Rambler'
'Start Me Up'
'Tumbling Dice'
'Brown Sugar'
'Sympathy For The Devil
'You Can't Always Get What You Want'
'Satisfaction'







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