Watch: The Rolling Stones Kick Off Hackney Diamonds Tour in Houston

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The rock icons gave “Mess It Up” its live debut at NRG Stadium

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Last night, The Rolling Stones kicked off their highly anticipated Hackney Diamonds Tour at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The rock icons rolled through a hit-filled set after a fantastic opening performance by Gary Clark Jr. The album that got the most play was The Stones’ latest, Hackney Diamonds. They cranked out the lead single “Angry,” and gave “Mess It Up” its live debut. The started their two-track encore with “Sweet Sounds of Heaven.”

Other highlights includes “Start Me Up,” “Beasts of Burden, “Miss You,” “Sympathy for the Devil,” “Jumpin’ Back Flash,” and many more. They played “Little T&A” for the first time since 2016, with guitarist Keith Richards handling lead vocal duties. They wrapped things up with their classic hit, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”

Check out the full setlist below, plus fan-filmed footage from the show.

A few days ago, The Rolling Stones revealed a list of opening acts for the tour, and it is quite impressive. The group pulls from all genres, with one artist serving as The Stones’ special guest every night. Rockers Gary Clark Jr., Joe Bonamassa, The Pretty Reckless, Widespread Panic, The Linda Lindas, and The Beaches will each be performing on a date throughout the run. The trek also includes Icelandic blues rockers KALEO, who supported Greta Van Fleet on their recent global arena trek. Additionally, country chart-topper Lainey Wilson and folk crossover juggernaut Tyler Childers will also be performing. Check out the complete list below.

The Pretty Reckless are not strangers to the big stage, having supported Shinedown on their Revolutions Live Tour in 2022, and the Foo Fighters last year. In addition to their date with The Rolling Stones on May 11 in Las Vegas, The Pretty Reckless will be supporting AC/DC across their entire Power Up Tour in Europe this summer. The Pretty Reckless released their acclaimed fourth album, Death by Rock and Roll, back in 2021. The album features special guest appearances by Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil and Pearl Jam’s Matt Cameron on “Only Love Can Save Me Now,” and Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello on the hit single, “And So It Went.” The album peaked at No. 5 in Germany and No. 6 in the UK. It topped the UK Rock & Metal Albums chart, and scored Top 5 notches on Billboard’s Top Rock and Top Hard Rock Albums charts.

Back in January, The Pretty Reckless entered the studio to begin work on their fifth album.

The Stones’ North American stadium tour will see frontman Mick Jagger, guitarist Keith Richards, and guitarist Ronnie Wood perform at stadiums across the continent. Produced by AEG and Concerts West, The Hackney Diamonds Tour wraps up on July 17 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The run includes stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Orlando, Atlanta, and more.

Last October, The Rolling Stones released their acclaimed new album, Hackney Diamonds. The record hit No. 1 in 19 countries around the globe, and features the GRAMMY®-nominated single, “Angry.” After announcing their North American stadium tour last week, the band has confirmed a forthcoming expanded release of their latest studio effort.

On October 19, 2023, The Stones played a secret club show in New York City to launch the release of their new record. The invitation-only gig took place at Racket NYC (formerly Highline Ballroom). There were approximately 650 people at the show. Among those reportedly in attendance were GRAMMY® Award winners Elvis Costello and Diana Krall, Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz (The Constant GardenerThe Mummy), comedian and actor Chris Rock, actress and entrepreneur Mary-Kate Olsen, and star of the 007 franchise, actor Daniel Craig.

The band played a brief seven-song that began with “Shattered” from 1978’s Some Girls. The debuted their new album’s lead single “Angry” next. They would also play “Whole Wide World” and “Bite My Head Off” from the new record. The Stones also treated fans to performances of their classic hits “Tumbling Dice” and “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.”

For the encore, they played another new song, “Sweet Sounds of Heaven” for the very first time. The track, from their new album, features none other than GRAMMY® Award winners Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder. To the surprise of all in attendance, Lady Gaga joined The Stones on stage for the performance.

Their 23rd original studio effort, Hackney Diamonds will also be The Rolling Stones’ first album without founding drummer Charlie Watts who passed away at 80 in August of 2021. During a live-streaming event hosted by The Tonight Show‘s Jimmy Fallon, the band revealed that two tracks on the album – “Mess It Up” and “Live by the Sword” – were recorded in 2019 with Watts on drums.

“Ever since Charlie’s gone, it’s different,” guitarist Keith Richards said during the event. “He’s ‘Number Four.’”

Sunday, April 28 – NRG Stadium – Houston, TX [with Gary Clark Jr.]
Thursday, May 2 – New Orleans Jazz Fest – New Orleans, LA
Tuesday, May 7 – State Farm Stadium – Glendale, AZ [with Carin Leon & Electric Mud]
Saturday, May 11 – Allegiant Stadium – Las Vegas, NV [with The Pretty Reckless]
Wednesday, May 15 – Lumen Field – Seattle, WA [with Joe Bonamassa]
Thursday, May 23 – MetLife Stadium – East Rutherford, NJ [with TBA]
Sunday, May 26 – MetLife Stadium – East Rutherford, NJ [with Lawrence]
Thursday, May 30 – Gillette Stadium – Foxboro, MA [with The Red Clay Strays]
Monday, June 3 – Camping World Stadium – Orlando, FL [with Tyler Childers]
Friday, June 7 – Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Atlanta, GA [with Ghost Hounds]
Tuesday, June 11 – Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia, PA [with KALEO]
Saturday, June 15 – Cleveland Browns Stadium – Cleveland, OH [with Ghost Hounds]
Thursday, June 20 – Empower Field at Mile High – Denver, CO [with Widespread Panic]
Thursday, June 27 – Soldier Field – Chicago, IL [with Bettye LaVette]
Sunday, June 30 – Soldier Field – Chicago, IL [with Lainey Wilson]
Friday, July 5 – BC Place – Vancouver, BC [with Ghost Hounds]
Wednesday, July 10 – SoFi Stadium – Los Angeles, CA [with The War and Treaty]
Saturday, July 13 – SoFi Stadium – Los Angeles, CA [with The Linda Lindas]
Wednesday, July 17 – Levi’s Stadium – Santa Clara, CA [with The Beaches]

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