The Rolling Stones did their first show without Charlie Watts Monday night at a private event for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft in a tent set up on the field at Gillette Stadium (home of the Patriots) in Foxborough, Massachusetts. This was the second time they did this for Kraft, with the last one being in 2016.
With Steve Jordan on drums, they turned in a 14-song set that included their first-ever performances of “Trouble’s A-Coming” (from next month’s release of the expanded edition of their 1981 album, Tattoo You), and last year’s single, “Living in a Ghost Town.” They also did “19th Nervous Breakdown” for the first time since 2005.
Mick Jagger dedicated the show to Watts.
Among the 300 guests were J. Geils Band singer Peter Wolf, Moderna co-founder Noubar Afeyan, UFC boss Dana White, Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck, Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin, and former Patriots linebacker Andre Tippett.
The Stones, who have been rehearsing at Red Sky Studios in the Boston suburb of Allston, Massachusetts, are now headed to St. Louis for the first official show on Sunday night at the Dome at America’s Center.
Rolling Stones – September 20th, 2021 – Gillette Stadium:
- Let’s Spend the Night Together
- Tumbling Dice
- Under My Thumb
- Trouble’s a Coming
- Living in a Ghost Town
- You Can’t Always Get What You Want
- Midnight Rambler
- Miss You
- 19th Nervous Breakdown
- Start Me Up
- Gimme Shelter
- Sympathy for the Devil
- Jumpin’ Jack Flash
- (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction