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Published: 2013/05/04

Gwen Stefani, Keith Urban and More Join The Rolling Stones at LA Tour Opener

A look at last night’s setlist via The Rolling Stones’ Facebook page

A number of guests joined The Rolling Stones onstage at Los Angeles, CA’s Staples Center last night. The tour kickoff—which was delayed by a day due to the NBA Playoffs—opened the second leg of the group’s 50 & Counting celebration. Celebrities like Johnny Depp, Martin Scorsese, Perry Farrell and Cate Blanchett reminisced about the band during a series of pre-show video clips. As previously reported, the Stones also played a warm-up gig in LA on April 27.

Keeping with the 50 & Counting format, last night’s performance featured a few rarities as well as an eclectic mix of guests. At the start of the evening, the UCLA Bruin Marching Band provided the intro to the show’s opening number “Get Off of My Cloud.” Soon after, Gwen Stefani—decked out in a sparkling Rolling Stones tank top—emerged for the classic Stones ballad “Wild Horses.”

The group dug a bit deeper into their songbook as the night rolled out, busting out their first take on the 1968 Beggars Banquet track “Factory Girl” since October 16, 1997. (The band has only played the number 11 times since their first known live version of the tune in 1990.) Next up, The Rolling Stones launched into the live debut of their hit “Emotional Rescue,” the title-track to their 1980 album. Then, country star Keith Urban sat in on the Some Girls song “Respectable.” Urban and Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards likely worked up the collaboration when they both performed at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival last month. (Urban covered a Stones song during his set.)

As he did during the Stones’ late-2012 shows, former Stones guitarist Mick Taylor rejoined his band for the Let It Bleed number “Midnight Rambler.” Like the other 50 & Counting shows, a local choir, the the CSULB Bob Cole Conservatory Chamber Choir, also helped out on “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” during the evening’s encore.

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist

Friday, May 3, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA

Get Off of My Cloud (with UCLA Bruin Marching Band)
The Last Time
It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It)
Paint It, Black
Gimme Shelter
Wild Horses (with Gwen Stefani)
Factory Girl
Emotional Rescue
Respectable (with Keith Urban)
Doom and Gloom
One More Shot
Honky Tonk Women
Before They Make Me Run
Happy
Midnight Rambler (with Mick Taylor)
Miss You
Start Me Up
Tumbling Dice
Brown Sugar
Sympathy for the Devil

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (with CSULB Bob Cole Conservatory Chamber Choir)

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Srevostones May 4, 2013, 17:04:36

Jumping Jack Flash was also played during the encore between YCAGWYW and Satisfaction!

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