Ahead of their 50th anniversary shows in London and Newark, The Rolling Stones played a surprise warm-up show at Champs-Elysées in Paris on Thursday night. The band announced the gig this morning, offering 350 tickets at a whopping $20 a ticket.
Spanning a little more than an hour, the highly intimate set tackled some of the group’s all-time classics (“Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, “Tumbling Dice”), their hits (“Start Me Up”, “Shattered”), their new track (“Doom & Gloom”), and, despite a recently leaked (and highly spoilerific) setlist, a few surprises (“It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)”, ”When the Whip Comes Down”, and a Muddy Waters cover of “Champagne & Reefer”). Not surprisingly, use of cell phones or recording devices were strictly prohibited; regardless, we’ll keep our eyes out for any fan footage. Update: Watch a eight minutes worth of cell phone footage below.
Route 66 (Nat King Cole cover)
It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)
When the Whip Comes Down
Champagne & Reefer (Muddy Waters cover)
Doom & Gloom
Start Me Up
Tumbling Dice Encore:
Jumpin’ Jack Flash