The Rolling Stones kicked off their 2017 No Filter Tour with an epic set at Hamburg's Festwiese am Stadtpark on Saturday night (9th September).
Performing in front of 82,000 adoring German fans, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts played a total of 22 songs and unveiled a lavish new stage design at the first major live music event at the Stadtpark in almost three decades.
Tracks from their legendary back catalogue that made the setlist included opener ‘Sympathy For The Devil’, ‘It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It)’, ‘Paint It Black’, ‘Gimme Shelter’, ‘Start Me Up’, ‘Brown Sugar’, ‘(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction’ and the ultimate ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’.
The Rolling Stones in Hamburg © PA Images
Elsewhere, The Rolling Stones played the Buddy Johnson cover ‘Just Your Fool’ and Jimmy Reed’s ‘Ride Em on Down’ from last year’s chart-topping album ‘Blue & Lonesome’.
Chosen by the fans, the septuagenarian legends performed ‘Under My Thumb’ for the first time since 2006, while ‘Goats Head Soup’ opener ‘Dancing with Mr. D’ had its first live outing since October 1973 and early classic ‘Play With Fire’ was played for the first time since February 1990.
Following the show, the band released a highlights video that melds tantalising snippets of the live performance together with footage of fans arriving at the Stadtpark and the band’s entrance on stage. Watch it here:
Following Saturday night’s spectacular opener, The Rolling Stones continue their No Filter tour at Munich Olympic Stadium on Tuesday (12th September).
The setlist in Hamburg was as follows:
Sympathy for the Devil
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It)
Out of Control
Just Your Fool
Ride 'Em on Down
Play With Fire
You Can't Always Get What You Want
Dancing With Mr. D
Under My Thumb
Paint It Black
Honky Tonk Women
Street Fighting Man
Start Me Up
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
More photos from Hamburg (© PA Images):
The remaining No Filter Tour dates are as follows:
Munich Olympic Stadium – Tue 12th (w/ Kaleo)
Austria Spielberg at Red Bull Ring – Sat 16th (w/ Kaleo & John Lee Hooker Jr.)
Zurich Letzigrund Stadium – Wed 20th (w/ The Struts)
Lucca Summer Festival-City Walls – Sat 23rd (w/ The Struts)
Barcelona Olympic Stadium – Wed 27th (w/ Log Ziagarros)
Amsterdam Arena – Sat 30th (w/ de Staat)
Copenhagen Parken Stadium – Tue 3rd (w/ Rival Sons)
Dusseldorf Esprit Arena – Mon 9th (w/ Rival Sons)
Stockholm Friends Arena – Thu 12th (w/ The Hellacopters)
Arnhem GelreDome - Sun 15th (w/ Leon Bridges)
Paris U Arena – Thu 19th (w/ Cage The Elephant)
Paris U Arena – Sun 22nd (w/ Cage The Elephant)
Paris U Arena - Wed 25th (w/ Cage The Elephant)