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The Rolling Stones icon went under the knife in March to replace a faulty heart valve, forcing the band to shelve a string of North American tour dates. Kicking off the first of the rescheduled dates last night (June 21) at Chicago’s Soldier Field, Jagger looked healthy and happy as he strutted up and down the stage.
Prior to the show, Jagger shared a photo of himself during soundcheck. The photo saw the iconic frontman smiling to the empty stadium, preparing for the thousands of fans arriving to fill the stadium. In a separate video, he could be seen prancing along the stage while playing an electric guitar.
The Chicago show featured songs ‘Sympathy for the Devil’, ‘Brown Sugar’, ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ and, of course, ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’. The band also performed ‘Sad Sad Sad’ for the first time since 2002.
“It’s great to be back at Soldier Field – for the eighth time,” Jagger told the crowd.
The Stones later tweeted a thank you to Chicago and included the show’s setlist.
— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) June 22, 2019
Watch some clips from the show below:
Together, Mick Jagger/Keith Richards/Charlie Watts/Ron Wood are 300 years old.
And The Rolling Stones are STILL the greatest rock and roll band in the world.#NoFilterTour#JaggerMovedLikeJagger#Chicago#ItsAGasGasGas#SoldierField pic.twitter.com/a6jFBe24Jl
— Richard Roeper (@RichardERoeper) June 22, 2019
Three months ago Mick Jagger had heart surgery and the Rolling Stones were forced to stop touring. Now they're back.
— ITV News (@itvnews) June 22, 2019
— Dirt Hippie ? (@TheDirtHippie) June 22, 2019
The Rolling Stones kicked off their 2019 Tour in Chicago Friday night in front of a packed Soldier Field crowd with opening number “Street Fighting Man”. Jagger had the energy and enthusiasm of a teenager. pic.twitter.com/RWhNEOMpjM
— Todd Boskey (@toddboskey) June 22, 2019
The Rolling Stones’ Chicago show setlist:
‘Street Fighting Man’
‘Let’s Spend the Night Together’
‘Sad Sad Sad’
‘You Got Me Rocking’
‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’
‘Sympathy for the Devil’
‘Honky Tonk Women’
‘You Got the Silver’
‘Before They Make Me Run’
‘Paint It Black’
‘Start Me Up’
‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’
‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’
Directed by Let It Be‘s Michael Lindsay-Hogg, the performance was recorded in front of a live audience in London in 1968 and was originally conceived as a BBC-TV special.