Frontman says that online followers want too many rare songs at gigs
Mick Jagger has said that he’s not sure using Twitter to construct setlists for The Rolling Stones‘ live shows will work as fans online only want to hear obscure songs.
The band will headline two huge gigs in London’s Hyde Park this July as well as Glastonbury festival in June with Jagger announcing the Stones’ slot on the Pyramid Stage by asking his followers what they would like to hear in the set. However, speaking to Q, Jagger seems to have realised that those following him online are not necessarily interested in just hearing the many hits from the groups career, “With Twitter you get so much more feedback,” he says. “But the kind of people who tweet about songs are not your general fan. Not everyone wants obscure songs.”
He adds: “Otherwise, you’ll get everyone else saying. ‘I brought my girlfriend along, and she wants Honky Tonk Women, not the whole of ‘Their Satanic Majesties…’, thanks’.”
Discussing The Rolling Stones recent return to playing live, which began with two gigs at London’s O2 Arena in 2012, Jagger says: “It never gets easier. You’ve always got to prove yourself. You can’t rely on anything you’ve done in the past. Every time you play live, it feels like you’re finding your way again. Then you look at Keith or Charlie and think, ‘Oh it’s OK.'”
Mick Jagger previously revealed his plans for Glastonbury, confirming he will be camping out with his family for the duration of the Worthy Farm bash. The Stones are due to headline the event along with Arctic Monkeys and Mumford & Sons over the weekend of June 28-30.