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Published: 2012/12/16

Rolling Stones Close Out Tour With Bruce Springsteen, The Black Keys, Gary Clark Jr., John Mayer and More

The Rolling Stones closed out their “50 and Counting” tour with a bang last night at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The band was joined by number of special guests during the night, including Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Gary Clark Jr., The Black Keys, Lady Gaga and Mick Taylor.

Pop diva Gaga was the first to make an appearance, contributing vocals to “Gimme Shelter.” Mayer and Clark—both of whom joined the Stones earlier this week—came out together to add their blues guitar chops to a rendition of Don Nix’s “Going Down,” while The Black Keys sat in for the tour debut of Bo Diddley’s “Who Do You Love.”

Once again, The Stones played a song that was selected by their fans, who chose the Sticky Fingers classic “Dead Flowers.” Former Stones guitarist Taylor also returned for an extended “Midnight Rambler” before Springsteen took the stage for “Tumbling Dice” in what was likely the highlight of the evening. The full setlist can be viewed below.

As previously reported, rumors have been circulating that The Rolling Stones will play the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The band posted the dates on the upcoming shows section of their mobile app briefly the other day before taking them down.

Saturday, December 15, 2012, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ

“Get Off Of My Cloud”
“The Last Time”
“It’s Only Rock & Roll (But I Like It)”
“Paint It Black”
“Gimme Shelter” (w/ Lady Gaga)
“Wild Horses”
“Going Down” (w/ John Mayer & Gary Clark Jr.)
“Dead Flowers”
“Who Do You Love” (w/ the Black Keys)
“Doom and Gloom”
“One More Shot”
“Miss You”
“Honky Tonk Women”
“Before They Make Me Run”
“Midnight Rambler” (w/ Mick Taylor)
“Tumbling Dice” (w/ Bruce Springsteen)
“Start Me Up”
“Brown Sugar”
“Sympathy for the Devil”


“You Can’t Always Get What You Want” (w/ Trinity Wall Street Choir)
“Jumpin’ Jack Flash”


There are 2 comments associated with this post

damn December 16, 2012, 17:22:24

thought you guys spelled “moe.“wrong but it was actually that pesky little word “more”...

Danny December 17, 2012, 13:36:30

I ordered the pay per view on HD, and I thought the concert was a little weak, as if the Stones were performing in slow motion, and the volume seemed a bit low. I have seen the Stones live in 1989, 1994, 2006, but this concert the Stones are showing their age, it seems Mick is just going through the motions, like his heart is not in it anymore. This past July Mick gave a great performance on Saturday Night Live, because he was surrounded by young new musicians, the same happen at his Grammy performance with his raw old Mick Jagger energy, but when he gets back with the Stones his energy fire level goes down, and he proceeds to go through the motions. If they plan to add more tour dates they really need Mick Taylor back to add whats lacking with the Stones right now, he seems to be the only one with real true fire, the others have lost touch with reality. The Stones have always been my favorite group but to see them perform at a lower level of what their capable of is sad. Mick is a great actor, and to pull off a show by really not wanting to be there, is great accomplishment, you can tell he hates performing the same old songs over and over again, he has become what he wished he never wanted to be Mick-Elvis. As the concert was closing I notice on the teleprompter in front of Mick during Sympathy for the Devil, that it read What’s your name? (4 count) Turn and wave, Say Goodbye and Leave Stage. My God it has come to this, all robotic, with no true feeling just going through the motions. I guess critics are right The Stones have gone completely corporate. Sad! Sad! Sad$

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