Gary Clark Jr. Sits In as The Rolling Stones Recreate 1969 Stage Design in London
Phish aren’t the only band that are tweaking their stage setup these days. The Rolling Stones returned to London’s Hyde Park on Saturday night with a stage design that was reminiscent of their famed 1969 performances at the same location. The group played to a crowd of 65,000, with 70ft. tall fake oak trees onstage recreating the woodland atmosphere of the 1969 gigs, which were their first with guitarist Mick Taylor.
The Stones had a few other accessories in addition to the stage setup. The band was joined by blues guitar revivalist Gary Clark Jr. for a take on “Bitch.” Taylor also sat in for “Midnight Rambler” and a show-ending “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” It was the third time that Clark has played with the band over the course of their 50 and Counting tour.
The Rolling Stones will close out their tour with one more show in Hyde Park on July 13. The group has no performances scheduled beyond that.