The Rolling Stones kick off London residency

The veterans finally make it to Greenwich

The Rolling Stones finally made it to Greenwich last night (August 21) as they played the first of the three London O2 Arena shows which will close their two-year world tour.

The band played a hit-laden set at the former Millennium Dome in south London, though there were relatively rare outing for the likes of ‘Beast Of Burden’ (from 1978’s ‘Some Girls’) and ‘Rocks Off’, the opening track on 1972’s ‘Exile On Main Street’.

Frontman Mick Jagger told the capacity crowd: “We’ve never played this part of the river. It took us forty years to get from Richmond to Greenwich“, and claiming on many occasions that “home crowds are the worst to please”.

The capacity crowd went wild when the band set of on a run of hits towards the end, culminating in a spectacular ‘Brown Sugar’ .

The Rolling Stones played:

‘Start Me Up’

‘You Got Me Rocking’

‘Rough Justice’

‘Rocks Off’

‘Let It Bleed’

‘Beast Of Burden’

‘Can’t You Hear Me Knocking’

‘I’ll Go Crazy’

‘Tumbling Dice’

‘You Got The Silver’

‘I Wanna Hold You’

‘It’s Only Rock’n’Roll’


‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’

‘Honky Tonk Women’

‘Sympathy For The Devil’

‘Paint It, Black’

‘Jumping Jack Flash’

‘Brown Sugar’

Support on the night came from The Kooks.

The Rolling Stones play the same venue on Thursday (August 23) before wrapping up on Sunday (26).