Legendary Rock Icons, The Rolling Stones brought an incredible live-energy rock show to Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field, The home of the Philadelphia Eagles on their long-awaited ‘No Filter’ Tour performing to a sold out (60,000+) rain-soaked crowd of die hard fans. The Rolling Stones consisting of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and Charlie Watts, brought satisfaction to fans filling the stadium with their 2-hour, 19-song performance as part of their rescheduled ‘No Filter’ tour that was canceled back in June, so that frontman Mick Jagger could undergo heart surgery, although there were no signs of the recent surgery as Jagger didn’t miss a beat dancing, prancing and strutting throughout the massive stage and down the catwalk that ended at the 50-yard line all night long singing hit after hit song for the masses.
The crowd nearly a sea of fans wearing nothing but Rolling Stones merch and memorabilia from this tour and from tours spanning back to their debut tour which was an incredible sight to see on the multi-generational crowd.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers’ kicked off their set with “Street Fighting Man,” before powering through a collection of their classic hits and fan-favorites on their 19-song setlist such as “Honky Tonk Woman,” “Miss You,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” “Sympathy for the Devil” and more. We really enjoyed when the band performed a few songs stripped down at the end of the catwalk with just acoustic guitars and a small drumkit, showcasing their talents for acoustic renditions of “Angie” and “Dead Flowers.” The band also included a fiery performance of “Paint It Black” before going into a powerful rendition of “Gimme Shelter” with backing vocalist Sasha Allen, who absolutely blew the crowd away with her stunning vocals, originally sung by vocalist Merry Clayton, as the rain drenched the sold out crowd. Jagger taking a much deserved break for a 2-song performance with Richards’ on lead vocals for “Slipping Away” and “Before They Made Me Run.”
The vigorous-frontman Mick Jagger told the Philadelphia crowd, “We’ve been playing Philadelphia for 54 f–king years! Most places we used to play have been demolished, and this one hasn’t, so thank you for coming.” Jagger even joking with the crowd in between songs saying, “We were on our way to Wawa but we hit a pothole but Charlie Watts was alright since he got his hoagie from Sheetz” and Jagger continuously joking with the crowd throughout the night even saying, “We just came from the Jaguars’ stadium in Jacksonville, Nick Foles sends his best wishes” after performing “Honky Tonk Woman,” as the Stones just played TIAA Bank Field on July 19th.
Jagger, Richards, Wood and Watts all visually stunned with their impeccable outfits throughout the set which happen to include several outfits changes for all of them and their backing band/vocalists but it was Jagger who was highlighted in his colorful, eye-popping, glamorous attire that included several different colored leather jackets, hats, black skinny jeans, longer length red sparkly sequin conductors coat during “Sympathy For The Devil” and we cannot forget the ‘No Filter’ tour t-shirt that Jagger wore complete with the Stones’ signature tongue on the front of the shirt.
Ending their larger than life performance with a vibrant grand finale fireworks display that fans truly adored as the band performed their massive hit single “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” The show was over the top extraordinary, the band sounded even better then they did on some of the recordings and we were truly inspired by Jagger and the rest of the bands live, raw, contagious energy during their entire set that is almost unbelievable, showing that although the members have celebrated many of birthdays since their career started but the band hasn’t aged at all, only matured into an impeccable group of talented musicians. The bands stage presence was a force to be reckoned with throughout the entire show, not wasting a space on the stage as the band pranced throughout and Jagger didn’t skip a beat to keep on moving as he entertained the fans who have been waiting for this show to come for many years.
Launching the evening was Des Rocs, an artist who has been rising to the top over the last few months with lots of energy in his live show as well, making for the perfect pairing for the only support act on the bill. Des Rocs performing about a 45-minute set that consisted of 9-songs including “Give Me The Night,” “Outta My Mind,” “Let Me Live/Let Me Die,” which we wished for more of as he is destined for stardom with his amazing vocals and band who rocked the sold out stadium as if they were the headliners for the evening.
The Rolling Stones show in Philadelphia on Tuesday (July 23) was the rescheduled tour date which was postponed from June after frontman Mick Jagger needed to get a heart valve replaced and undergo heart surgery in April, Six week afters the canceled tour, the band announced the tour will go on with new rescheduled tour dates which kicked off last month and will wrap up on August 31st at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium.
Check out our exclusive gallery of photos from the show below by @AWendowskiPhoto: