The Rolling Stones spent the past two months taking their No Filter tour to huge soccer stadiums across the United States, but it ended Tuesday night at the relatively intimate Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida. The casino amphitheater seats just 7,000 people compared to stadiums with roughly ten times that number. (Tickets were more than $ 2,000 and were selling for even more on the resale market.)
The set was somewhat condensed into 17 songs compared to the 19 played in most cities, but still included most of the standards, including “Street Fighting Man”, “Miss You”, “Sympathy for the Devil. “,” Paint it Black and “Honky Tonk Women.” It ended with “Gimme Shelter” and “Satisfaction.”
A fan sitting near the front of the stage recorded “Gimme Shelter” on his phone, and you can see the result above. It deserves something of a pirate Academy Award, as it’s one of the best fan-shot concert videos we’ve ever seen. Matt Lee, I was saying hello to you. (Check out her video for “Miss You” below).
This was an emotional tour for the Stones and their fans, as it came right after the death of drummer Charlie Watts. He hadn’t missed a concert since joining the group in January 1963. Steve Jordan, a longtime associate of the Stones, did an excellent job with the extremely difficult task of playing his parts.
As always, the tour’s track list focused on their hits, but also rewarded the faithful with lesser-known tunes such as “19th Nervous Breakdown”, “All Down The Line”, “Rock Off”, “Shattered”, ” Fool to Cry ”,“ Connection ”,“ Monkey man ”,“ Sad Sad Sad ”and“ Get out of my cloud ”.
The Stones have not announced any future tour dates, but there are strong rumors that they are planning a European tour for their 60th anniversary next year. Their last two tours were exclusively focused on North America, and have long been to reach other markets, including Australia, Asia and South America. That could mean this Florida show ends up being their last concert in the United States, but that seems unlikely. People have been speculating that the Stones are going to quit for the past 40 years, and the band keeps finding ways to prove them wrong.