Rolling Stones at Gillette Stadium, May 30, 2024




Concert Reviews

The Stones performed the 100th concert in Gillette Stadium history Thursday night, nearly 22 years after they christened the stage for the first-ever show in Foxborough.

Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones perform at Gillette Stadium. Photo by Matthew J Lee/Globe Staff

You can’t always get what you want — especially if you were trying to snag tickets to The Rolling Stones’ 2024 Hackney Diamonds Tour that hit Gillette Stadium on Thursday night.

If you were lucky enough to see a shockingly-spry 80-year-old Mick Jagger strut about the stage for 19 songs, well, we envy you. The music icon was joined by Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood for the 100th show in Gillette Stadium history.

It was a full-circle moment for the group, who first played the first-ever concert at Foxborough on Sept. 5, 2002.

Despite a broken-down MBTA commuter rail that threatened to derail the plans of eager fans, the show went off without a hitch. Now, it’s time to peel back the curtain on The Stones’ night at Gillette, which celebrated the release of their first new music since 2005. “If Thursday’s show was the last that Boston sees these ancients play, they went out rocking,” read the Boston Globe‘s review.

So, step into room ten o’nine, and see what the Hackney Diamonds tour is all about.

Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones opened their fourth show at Gillette Stadium with “Start Me Up.” Photo by Matthew J Lee/Globe Staff
Lead singer for the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, performs with his band at Gillette Stadium for the fourth time. Photo by Matthew J Lee/Globe Staff
Mick Jagger, a generational fashion icon, changed outfits for the second half of the Hackney Diamonds Tour. Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff
The Hackney Diamonds tour, named after the Stones’ 2023 album, is the first new music the group has released since 2005 and since the death of beloved drummer Charlie Watts in 2021. Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff
Mick Jagger (center), with long-time band mates Ronnie Wood (left) and Keith Richards (right) on the monitor. Photo by Matthew J Lee/Globe Staff
Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood first collaborated in 1973, when Wood worked on “It’s Only Rock’n Roll (But I Like It).” Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff
Keith Richards performing alongside Mick Jagger, who he met in London at the age of 18. The two were dubbed the “Glimmer Twins,” sparking a friendship that has spanned 62 years. Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff
Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards performed “Sweet Sounds of Heaven” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” for the encore. Ted Gartland/ For The Boston Globe

Setlist for Rolling Stones at Gillette Stadium, May 30, 2024

  • Start Me Up
  • Get Off of My Cloud
  • Bitch
  • Angry
  • Emotional Rescue
  • Tumbling Dice
  • Wild Horses
  • Mess It Up
  • You Can’t Always Get What You Want
  • (Followed by band introductions)
  • Tell Me Straight
  • Little T&A
  • Sympathy for the Devil
  • Honky Tonk Women
  • Midnight Rambler
  • Gimme Shelter
  • Paint It Black
  • Jumpin’ Jack Flash

ENCORE:

  • Sweet Sounds of Heaven
  • (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction





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