The Rolling Stones paid tribute to Bobby Womack during their headline appearance on June 28 in Werchter, Belgium at EW Festival. The ex-Valentino's star, who had a huge influence on The Stones early career, passed away on June 27 at age 70.
According to an update posted June 28 at their official website at RollingStones.com, the legendary British rockers played a 19-song setlist, which included a performance of the Womack penned Valentino's cover "It's All Over Now" for the first time since their A Bigger Bang Tour (2005-2007). The song became The Stones' first U.K. No 1 single and helped launch their career.
The "Satisfaction" hitmakers, who remained friends with Womack and invited the late soul singer to perform as special guest on their 1986 studio album Dirty Work, also posted their feelings of loss at the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's passing. The Stones released the following statement June 28 at RollingStones.com, "He was a true pioneer of soul and R&B, whose voice and songwriting touched millions. On stage, his presence was formidable. His talents put him up there with the greats. We will remember him, first and foremost, as a friend."
Mick Taylor performed as guest artist on "Midnight Rambler," as well as on the encore "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." The Stones brought in the Dekoor Close-Harmony Choir as special guest backing vocalists on "You Can't Always Get What You Want." See below for the full setlist.
The World's Greatest Rock N' Roll Band will now head back to Scandinavia, where the tour began in Oslo, for the final two shows of the tour. The Stones will perform first on Tues., July 1 in Stockholm, Sweden at Tele2 Arena and wrap up the European leg on July 3 with a headline appearance at Denmark's Roskilde Festival. For more information, check out Rolling Stones.com.
Did you know? Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood inducted Bobby Womack into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. Wood led the many tributes to the singer, posting on the loss to his official Twitter page, writing, "I'm so sad to hear about my friend Bobby Womack ~ the man who could make you cry when he sang has brought tears to my eyes.
Rolling Stones 14 On Fire setlist - June 28 in Werchter, Belgium at EW Festival:
You Got Me Rocking
It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It)
Doom And Gloom
It’s All Over Now (tribute to Bobby Womack)
Out Of Control
Honky Tonk Women
You Got The Silver (with Keith on lead vocals)
Can’t Be Seen (with Keith on lead vocals)
Midnight Rambler (with Mick Taylor)
Start Me Up
Sympathy For The Devil
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (with the Dekoor Close-Harmony Choir)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (with Mick Taylor)