Anyone who was questioning if the Rolling Stones still got it (first of all, how could you? Mick Jagger moves like a man a quarter of his age) got definitive proof Saturday night that they should take their wrong opinions elsewhere. The legendary band kicked off the No Filter tour with a sold-out opening night in Chicago. You may now applaud.
The No Filter set list included classics like “Sympathy For the Devil,” “Tumbling Dice,” “Start Me Up” and “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” with a showstopping encore of [SPOILER] “Gimme Shelter” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” We don’t know about you, but we’d say this bodes veeery well for Canadians who are planning to spend the Canada Day weekend rocking out to the Stones in Burl’s Creek.
The Rolling Stones opened their No Filter tour at Chicago’s Soldier Field last night – here’s a quick glimpse at what went down! We’ll see you again on Tuesday! #stonesnofilter pic.twitter.com/s7mgkZCcq0
— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) June 22, 2019
After their two dates in Chicago, Mick, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood will head north to the Ontario campground to bless us with Canada Rocks With the Rolling Stones—a special Canada Day show on June 29th. Toronto’s own The Beaches will open for the legends (you go, girls!) before the British rockers take us into Canada 152 like only they could.
Really, it’s incredible that this concert is happening. It was only four months ago that Mick and the gang announced that they would have to postpone the whole tour indefinitely while the frontman underwent heart surgery. It seemed unlikely at that point that the Canada Day show would happen, but leave it to Jagger to bounce back from major heart surgery like a four-year-old bounces back from a little tumble. He was back to moving like his old limber self less than two months after the procedure and now he’s playing sold out concerts like nothing happened. Who is this man and how do we get his stamina??
Well, if we can’t steal his youth at least we can bear witness to it. Canada Rocks with the Rolling Stones goes down this Saturday and in case you still don’t have tickets, head here and if you’re thinking about traffic, parking and that whole headache on a long weekend, Bus.com and GO Transit have joined forces on a Burl’s Creek shuttle bus to get you there and back.
We’ve got our head-to-toe festival looks ready to go. Happy birthday, Canada!
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