The Rolling Stones had plenty to celebrate at their gig June 1 in Zurich, Switzerland. Not only did the legendary British rockers enjoy a sold out crowd of 50,000 fans at Zurich's Letzigrund Stadium, it was also Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood's birthday and his 39th anniversary since joining the band.
According to updates post June 1 at their official website at RollingStones.com, "The World's Greatest Rock N' Roll Band performed a 19-song setlist while helping their youngest bandmember celebrate his 67th birthday. Wood joined the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers on June 1, 1975 following the departure of ex-Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, who appears as guest artist on the 14 On Fire Tour.
Highlights included a rare performance of the ballad "Worried About You," produced originally for their 1975 studio album "Black and Blue" and surfacing on 1981's "Tattoo You." Their 1998 "Bridges to Babylon" single "'Out of Control." made an appearance in the setlist for only the third time since setting out on their 50th anniversary tour and online fan request choice was their 1967 hit single "Let's Spend the Night Together." Keith Richards took two lead vocal spins on "You Got the Silver" and "Can't Be Seen" while ex-Stone Mick Taylor performed as guest artist on "Midnight Rambler and the Zuercher Sing-Akademie Choir added backing vocals to " You Can't Always Get What You Want."
Tina Turner, who now resides in Switzerland, visited the band backstage after the show. Turner and ex-hubby Ike Turner performed as guest artists at The Stone's legendary performance at New York's Madison Square Gardens in 1969. Stones frontman Mick Jagger has credited the legendary R&B singer with being the inspiration behind of his stage moves.
Fans can check out a video clip of the "You Got Me Rocking" from the performance at RollingStones.com. Setlist posted below.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers played the first show of their 14 On Fire European tour earlier this week in Oslo, Norway at Telenor Arena. The sold out show marked the band's first live performance since the world tours' abrupt cancellation earlier this year, due to the death of frontman Mick Jagger's longtime girlfriend L'Wren Scott.
During their recent headline appearance May 29 at Rock In Rio in Lisbon, Portugal, The Stones were joined onstage by Bruce Springsteen and Gary Clark Jr. The Boss performed on their 1972 "Exile on Main St." hit "Tumbling Dice" while Clark Jr. sat in during on their 1978 "Some Girls' classic "Respectable."
The 14 On Fire Tour's next stop is in Israel, where The Stones will play their first ever show in the country, on June 4 at Tel Aviv's Hayarkon Park. For more details, check out RollingStones.com/tickets.
Did you know? Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts celebrates turns 73-years-old on June 2. Happy birthday Charlie!
Rolling Stones 14 On Fire Tour Zurich Setlist:
Start Me Up
You Got Me Rocking
It's Only Rock 'N' Roll (But I Like It)
Worried About You
Doom And Gloom
Let's Spend The Night Together
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)
Jumpin' Jack Flash
Sympathy For The Devil
You Can't Always Get What You Want
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction