Rock Report: Stones Play Paris Club Show
In front of 600 fans at LaTrabendo in Paris Thursday night, the Rolling Stones played their traditional club show before they hit the arenas in London and New Jersey in November and December.
The Stones tore through a 12-song, hour long set filled mainly with hits from the 70's, but they did open with a cover they might have done in a club a half century ago when they started out withRoute 66.
The band jumped from that to It's Only Rock and Roll and two from Some Girls, Shattered and When the Whip Comes Down. Following another cover, Muddy Waters' Champagne and Reefer, they jumped to the present with the new single Doom and Gloom, then slid back to Some Girls for Miss You and rocked another '70s hit, Tumbling Dice.
The only song from the band's '80s repertoire, Start Me Up, came next, followed by two late-'60s classics, Midnight Rambler and, as the first encore, Jumpin' Jack Flash. Then it was back to the '70s to close with Brown Sugar.
The Rolling Stones will play a total of four arena shows this year: two at London's 02 Arena next month and two at the Prudential Center in Newark New Jersey in December. The final show will be offered as a pay-per-view special.
1) "Route 66"
2) "It's Only Rock and Roll"
4) "When the Whip Comes Down"
5) "Champagne and Reefer"
6) "Doom and Gloom"
7) "Miss You"
8) "Tumbling Dice"
9) "Start Me Up"
10) "Midnight Rambler
11) "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
12) "Brown Sugar"