The Rolling Stones played the first show of their 14 On Fire European tour on May 26 in Norway, Oslo in Telenor Arena. The sold out show marked the legendary British rockers' first live performance since their world tour came to an abrupt halt earlier this year, due to the death of frontman Mick Jagger's longtime girlfriend L'Wren Scott.
According to a news release posted May 26 on their official website at RollingStones.com, the "Satisfaction" hitmakers rocked the Norwegian capitol and posted video footage from the show. The 1:16 minute clip features highlights from the night's opening number, the band's classic 1968 hit single "Jumping Jack Flash."
Fans worried about how Sir Mick's recent loss would effect his ability to perform, need not have been concerned. The charismatic frontman hit the stage in the brief video with his trademark moves and voice working full throttle.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers knocked out a 20-song setlist. Highlights included their 1967 hit "Let's Spend the Night Together," which won the online fan favourite vote. Keith Richards took two lead vocal spins on "You Got the Silver" and "Can't Be Seen." Ex-Stone Mick Taylor performed as guest artist on "Midnight Rambler," as well as on the show's final encore, "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" and Edward Grieg Youth Choir accompanied the band on “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”
The Stones now head to Portugal, where they will headline the Rock In Rio Festival in Lisbon on Thurs. May 29. For more details, or to check out the video footage, check out RollingStones.com.
The Grammy winning rockers are resuming their world tour, following the postponement of their Australia and New Zealand leg tour dates in March. The Stones had only just arrived in Perth when they received the news of the 46-year-old fashion designer's passing and quickly postponed the Perth date with the remainder of the tour quickly following suit.
The Stones have since confirmed new dates for the seven previously postponed 14 On Fire Tour dates in Australia and New Zealand, expanding the trek with two additional shows Down Under. Presented by Frontier Touring in association with AEG Live, performances originally booked from March 19 - April 5 will now take place between Oct. 25 - Nov. 22 with a second show added in Perth and a brand new date scheduled in Pokolbin. For more information, check out RollingStones.com.
Did you know? The Rolling Stones recently posted video footage at RollingStones.com of their rehearsal this past week in Oslo, Norway in preparation for their 14 On Fire European tour.