It was a huge night for Rolling Stones fans as the legendary band kicked off their 50 & Counting tour in London on Sunday night. The band put on a 2 ½ hour show that featured songs from throughout their entire career and special appearances from fellow musicians Mary J. Blige and Jeff Beck as well as former band mates Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor.
Reviews are starting to pour in and overall it seems like the Stones can still rock live on stage. Rolling Stone said “This was the Stones in the raw,” and the Sun pointed out that “the band were tight, but rough around the edges.” The played many of their greatest hits including ‘Tumbling Dice’ and ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ but also proved that, according to the Guardian, the show “seemed to be about more than mere nostalgia.” Next up for the band? Performances in New York and New Jersey this December.