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Re: St Louis show live updates - Sunday 26-Sep-2021 - The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour
Date: September 27, 2021 12:02

But Keith awesome, in good form on 19 th Nervous Breakdown!


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Re: St Louis show live updates - Sunday 26-Sep-2021 - The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour
Date: September 27, 2021 12:27

Ghost Town sounds excellent!



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Re: St Louis show live updates - Sunday 26-Sep-2021 - The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour
Posted by: engerling23 ()
Date: September 27, 2021 12:51

I've seen a few videos of last night and I might say that I am very impressed.
I love that Steve Jordan tries play the songs like to the original recordings Great energy by everyone.
Gimme Shelter intro is impressive.

Re: St Louis show live updates - Sunday 26-Sep-2021 - The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour
Posted by: guitarbastard ()
Date: September 27, 2021 12:51

as much as charlie is missed and just cannot be replaced steve is doing a great job, and it might sounds blasphemic, but steve playing a bit rockier/heavier, pushing it and adding some beef is not only bad for them. i think the band sounds great, seems like being not in their comfort-zone due to very sad reasons and also because they play for charlie makes them play extra concentrated and focused.

Re: St Louis show live updates - Sunday 26-Sep-2021 - The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour
Posted by: goingmad ()
Date: September 27, 2021 12:56

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guitarbastard
as much as charlie is missed and just cannot be replaced steve is doing a great job, and it might sounds blasphemic, but steve playing a bit rockier/heavier, pushing it and adding some beef is not only bad for them. i think the band sounds great, seems like being not in their comfort-zone due to very sad reasons and also because they play for charlie makes them play extra concentrated and focused.

totally agree, the band sounds great!

Re: St Louis show live updates - Sunday 26-Sep-2021 - The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour
Posted by: JumpingKentFlash ()
Date: September 27, 2021 13:05

Luckily Steve is very respectful and does a great job it seems. Charlie was right in pointing at him. Big respect!

JumpingKentFlash

Re: St Louis show live updates - Sunday 26-Sep-2021 - The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour
Posted by: bradleycsocal ()
Date: September 27, 2021 13:08

Bjornulf, thank you for your heartfelt review. I am going to the LA shows and Dallas. I am already resigned to the fact that tears will be shed throughout the show, probably to the point of uncomfort. I hope I can find the joy too. The joy that live Stones show have always brought......that all sounds rather melodramatic but it is how it feels.

Re: St Louis show live updates - Sunday 26-Sep-2021 - The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour
Posted by: Stonesfan2146 ()
Date: September 27, 2021 13:09

Listen to Gimme Shelter: [youtu.be]

Just incredible, makes me proud to be a fan. The finale of the song is just amazing.

Re: St Louis sound, drums
Posted by: rebelhipi ()
Date: September 27, 2021 13:09

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TheBadRabbit
I won't comment on the sound from a cellphone Facebook feed. I thought it was interesting that Steve had the front head of his kick set up like Charlie: hole dead center. As a drummer, I will say this is an unusual set-up these days. Drummers who port their front head typically put the hole off to the side to preserve some resonance from the head. The dead-center hole was popular in the 70s & 80s. I also noticed that Steve came up off the high-hat on 2 & 4, just like Charlie. Seems to me that they're trying to keep some of the "Watts sound" while still letting Steve do his thing. I approve.
Also not having any cymbal on the left hand side just like Charlie in the 70s

Re: St Louis show live updates - Sunday 26-Sep-2021 - The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour
Posted by: Nate ()
Date: September 27, 2021 13:14

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Big Al
I genuinely wouldn’t be surprised if Brown Sugar has been shelved, you know. It’s such a crazy time. How ridiculous if this is the case, though eye rolling smiley

There could be multiple reasons why the song wasn’t played.Let us see if it returns sometime in the upcoming shows.

Nate

Re: St Louis show live updates - Sunday 26-Sep-2021 - The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour
Posted by: matxil ()
Date: September 27, 2021 13:15

I like the new version of Paint It Black.
It's less a Polish polka now, it's got more menace, dynamic and swing this way.
Also, Sasha Allen is a good replacement of Lisa Fischer.
Overall, I think they sound pretty good this time.

Re: St Louis show live updates - Sunday 26-Sep-2021 - The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour
Posted by: RaiseTheKnife ()
Date: September 27, 2021 13:26

Paint It Black sounded a bit messy, they are not in perfect sync with each other so to speak. It will probably improve over time.

Re: St Louis show live updates - Sunday 26-Sep-2021 - The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour
Posted by: thrak ()
Date: September 27, 2021 13:27

I'm watching all these clips from St.Louis and see how important Mick is to the band. I know we all love Keith and Charlie, the spirit and heart of RS but Mick is just amazing and thanks to him they carry on.

Re: St Louis show live updates - Sunday 26-Sep-2021 - The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour
Date: September 27, 2021 13:30

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matxil
I like the new version of Paint It Black.
It's less a Polish polka now, it's got more menace, dynamic and swing this way.
Also, Sasha Allen is a good replacement of Lisa Fischer.
Overall, I think they sound pretty good this time.

No, this new version is wrong, maybe it can improve.

Re: St Louis show live updates - Sunday 26-Sep-2021 - The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: September 27, 2021 13:31

Yeah Mick's a rocknroll conductor



ROCKMAN

Re: St Louis show live updates - Sunday 26-Sep-2021 - The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour
Posted by: rebelhipi ()
Date: September 27, 2021 13:33

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Nate
Quote
Big Al
I genuinely wouldn’t be surprised if Brown Sugar has been shelved, you know. It’s such a crazy time. How ridiculous if this is the case, though eye rolling smiley

There could be multiple reasons why the song wasn’t played.Let us see if it returns sometime in the upcoming shows.

Nate
I think it could be a nice tribute from them to retire one warhorse for Charlie.

Re: St Louis show live updates - Sunday 26-Sep-2021 - The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour
Posted by: Topi ()
Date: September 27, 2021 13:34

Some people sound like their minds were made up a month ago. smiling smiley

Hey, this was just opening night. It'll get better, and it already sounded pretty damn good to me!

Re: St Louis show live updates - Sunday 26-Sep-2021 - The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour
Date: September 27, 2021 13:35

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RaiseTheKnife
Paint It Black sounded a bit messy, they are not in perfect sync with each other so to speak. It will probably improve over time.

Mick fell out of sync for a few bars, but overall it was a killer version. Really good.

Re: St Louis show live updates - Sunday 26-Sep-2021 - The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour
Posted by: Lady Jayne ()
Date: September 27, 2021 13:35

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thrak
I'm watching all these clips from St.Louis and see how important Mick is to the band. I know we all love Keith and Charlie, the spirit and heart of RS but Mick is just amazing and thanks to him they carry on.

I agree. Even when some numbers don't sound entirely like the Rolling Stones I'm used to, at least on the clips we have, Mick always sounds like Jagger. His voice, movement, energy and professionalism at this stage in the game are awe-inspiring. I can barely get my head round his performance at this age.

Re: St Louis show live updates - Sunday 26-Sep-2021 - The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour
Posted by: tatters ()
Date: September 27, 2021 13:38

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Nikkei
I wouldn't overdramatize the lack of Brown Sugar, it's probably going to be back in a week (more than enough time for several cancel culture meltdowns of course)

I don't know. It's not like it's a song that rotates in and out of the setlist. Prior to last night, it had been played at every Stones concert since Altamont.

Re: St Louis show live updates - Sunday 26-Sep-2021 - The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour
Posted by: Lady Jayne ()
Date: September 27, 2021 13:39

Thanks to BV for that wonderful and emotional review.

I thought the tributes to Charlie at the beginning and end, and Mick's words (especially seeing Keith determinedly clutching his hand in support) were all perfectly judged.

I was also cheered to see Keith looking (and often sounding in some of the clips) really well.

Re: St Louis show live updates - Sunday 26-Sep-2021 - The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour
Date: September 27, 2021 13:41

Just love the ending of Living In A Ghost Town. Really clever thumbs up

Re: St Louis show live updates - Sunday 26-Sep-2021 - The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour
Date: September 27, 2021 13:42

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jumpingjackflash5
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matxil
I like the new version of Paint It Black.
It's less a Polish polka now, it's got more menace, dynamic and swing this way.
Also, Sasha Allen is a good replacement of Lisa Fischer.
Overall, I think they sound pretty good this time.

No, this new version is wrong, maybe it can improve.

Love it. Nothing "wrong" with it.

Re: St Louis show live updates - Sunday 26-Sep-2021 - The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour
Posted by: tatters ()
Date: September 27, 2021 13:42

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Topi
Wonder what would have been the last time they did not play Brown Sugar at a stadium show.

The last time they didn't play it, they hadn't recorded it yet.

Re: St Louis show live updates - Sunday 26-Sep-2021 - The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour
Posted by: Topi ()
Date: September 27, 2021 13:43

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tatters
Quote
Nikkei
I wouldn't overdramatize the lack of Brown Sugar, it's probably going to be back in a week (more than enough time for several cancel culture meltdowns of course)

I don't know. It's not like it's a song that rotates in and out of the setlist. Prior to last night, it had been played at every Stones concertsince Altamont.

Not true. It was not played in Shanghai 2006 and a couple of The Paradiso shows in 1995 at least.

Obviously not at the Stu tribute in 1986 either, but that show was private and cover songs only.

It also wasn't played at the benefit concert for the blind in 1979.


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[www.setlist.fm]



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Re: St Louis show live updates - Sunday 26-Sep-2021 - The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour
Posted by: MacLaurens ()
Date: September 27, 2021 13:47

Quote
Topi
Quote
tatters
Quote
Nikkei
I wouldn't overdramatize the lack of Brown Sugar, it's probably going to be back in a week (more than enough time for several cancel culture meltdowns of course)

I don't know. It's not like it's a song that rotates in and out of the setlist. Prior to last night, it had been played at every Stones concertsince Altamont.

Not true. It was not played in Shanghai 2006 and a couple of The Paradiso shows in 1995 at least.


[iorr.org]

[iorr.org]

Not Shanghai 2014 either.

Re: St Louis show live updates - Sunday 26-Sep-2021 - The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour
Posted by: Mathijs ()
Date: September 27, 2021 13:48

Fantastic they still tour. I like how Steve Jordan rocks and speeds things up a bit, that was well needed.

But what a horrible setlist...

Mathijs

Re: St Louis show live updates - Sunday 26-Sep-2021 - The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour
Posted by: Topi ()
Date: September 27, 2021 13:51

Quote
MacLaurens


Not Shanghai 2014 either.

Right, thanks for pointing that out. Still wondering whether they have ever omitted it at a stadium show before.

Re: St Louis show live updates - Sunday 26-Sep-2021 - The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: September 27, 2021 13:56

Rolling Stones pay tribute to Charlie Watts as they open American tour


Mick Jagger, Steve Jordan and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones perform during the “No Filter” tour at The Dome at America’s Center, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in St. Louis.
(Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

by: Jim Salter, The Associated Press
Sep 27, 2021

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Rolling Stones are touring again, this time without their heartbeat, or at least their backbeat.

The legendary rockers launched their pandemic-delayed “No Filter” tour Sunday at the Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis without their drummer of nearly six decades. It was clear from the outset just how much the band members — and the fans — missed Charlie Watts, who died last month at age 80. Except for a private show in Massachusetts last week, the St. Louis concert was their first since Watts’ death.

The show opened with an empty stage and only a drumbeat, with photos of Watts flashing on the video board. After the second song, a rousing rendition of “It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It),” Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood came to the front of the stage. Jagger and Richards clasped hands as they thanked fans for the outpouring of support and love for Watts. Jagger acknowledged it was emotional seeing the photos of Watts.

“This is our first-ever tour we’ve ever done without him,” Jagger said. “We’ll miss Charlie so much, on and off the stage.”

The band then dedicated “Tumbling Dice” to Watts.

The tour had been scheduled for 2020 before the coronavirus virtually shut down the touring industry. Signs of the pandemic were everywhere at the show in Missouri, a state hit hard by the virus’s delta variant.

The tens of thousands of fans wore masks as required by St. Louis’ anti-virus protocol. The Stones themselves appeared in a public service announcement urging anyone with symptoms to stay home. A vaccination site was set up at the dome, with plans for similar sites at each tour stop.

The concert itself featured the same driving beat personified by Watts, thanks to his replacement, Steve Jordan. The drummer may be new to fans but he’s hardly new to the Stones — Jordan has performed for years with Richards’ side project, X-Pensive Winos, along with many other leading acts.

Still, die-hard fans couldn’t help but miss Watts, widely considered one of rock’s greatest drummers, even though his real love was jazz. He joined Jagger and Richards in the Rolling Stones in 1963. Wood joined in 1975.

For Laura Jezewski, 62, of Omaha, Nebraska, seeing the Stones without Watts was bittersweet.

“It’s really sad,” she said. “He’s the first of the old Stones to pass away.”

The show featured the band’s long litany of hits. Jagger hardly looked like a 78-year-old man, strutting around the stage like a man half — or one-third of his age; a constant whirl of motion. His vocals, and the guitar work of Wood and Richards, sounded as good as ever.

After St. Louis, the tour will include stops in Charlotte, North Carolina; Pittsburgh; Nashville, Tennessee; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Tampa, Florida; Dallas; Atlanta; Detroit; and ending in Austin, Texas, on Nov. 20. The band also added new dates in Los Angeles on Oct. 14 and Oct. 17, and a concert in Las Vegas on Nov. 6.

Jezewski and her 60-year-old husband, Brad, brought their 30-year-old daughter, Sarah, to St. Louis for the concert. It was Sarah’s first chance to see the Rolling Stones. Her mom and dad have seen them in various places — Ames, Iowa; Boulder, Colorado; Denver; even Wichita, Kansas — dating back to the 1970s.

With the surviving band members well into their 70s, the Jezewskis didn’t want to miss this chance.

“If it is their last time — we’re here,” Brad Jezewski said. “And if there’s another tour, we’ll be there, too.”

[www.stltoday.com]



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Re: St Louis show live updates - Sunday 26-Sep-2021 - The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: September 27, 2021 14:01

Rolling Stones Honor Charlie Watts, Power Through Their Hits at 2021 Tour Kickoff

“We all miss Charlie so much, on the stage and off the stage,” Mick Jagger told the crowd, “and we’d love to dedicate this tour to Charlie”

By Andy Greene
September 27, 2021


Amy Harris/Invision/AP

Two songs into the launch of the Rolling Stones’ No Filter Tour 2021 at the Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards stepped to the front of the stage, clutched their hands together, and addressed the intense sorrow hanging over the event. “I just want to say that it’s quite emotional seeing those images of Charlie up on the screen,” Jagger said, referencing a video montage of the late drummer that had kicked off the evening. “This is our first tour that we’ve ever done without him.

“The reaction from you guys, everything you’ve said and we’ve heard from you, has been really touching,” he continued. “And I want to thank you very much for all your appreciation. We all miss Charlie so much, on the stage and off the stage, and we’d love to dedicate this tour to Charlie. Here’s to you, Charlie!”

Discounting a private warmup gig the Stones played for Robert Kraft and his guests six days earlier in Massachusetts, this was the first concert they’ve done without Watts since he joined the band in January 1963. At that time, John F. Kennedy was president, the Beatles were just beginning to make a name for themselves outside of Liverpool, and Lawrence of Arabia was in movie theaters.

In other words, this was an absurdly long time ago. And to some fans, the Stones launching a tour just a month after Watts’ death felt a little callous. But the band played London’s Hyde Park just two days after founding guitarist Brian Jones died in 1969, and they soldiered on past the defection of Mick Taylor in 1974, the death of Ian Stewart in 1985, and the resignation of Bill Wyman in 1993. This latest blow is particularly devastating, but Watts approved of their decision to tour with replacement drummer Steve Jordan before he bowed out of the run due to illness, and he’d be the first one to say that the band should carry on now.

The show opened with an explosive rendition of “Street Fighting Man.” It was a momentous moment for Jordan, who has been in the band’s orbit since the Eighties, and toured and recorded with Richards in his side project the X-Pensive Winos. With his sunglasses and gold chains, Jordan has a lot more flash and charisma than the notoriously stoic and expressionless Watts, but he’s a student of Watts’ drumming and played his parts with precision, power, and respect.

Thanks to the pandemic, the band hadn’t played a proper show in two years, but as they powered through “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (but I Like It),” “Tumbling Dice,” and “Under My Thumb,” it was clear that they hadn’t picked up any rust during the downtime. Jagger was in particularly fine form, singing and gliding across the enormous stage like it was 1975. It’s almost impossible to believe he’s 78 when you watch him in action. Richards let his hair grow grey during the forced hiatus and Ron Wood successfully fought cancer for the second time, but their guitar interplay remained as sharp as ever.

It’s tough to stray too far from familiar hits when you’re playing a place as large as the 50,000-seat Dome, but the Stones did debut their 2020 single “Living in a Ghost Town,” and broke out their 1966 classic “19th Nervous Breakdown” for the first time in 16 years. It crackled with life and had the whole stadium singing along. For most bands, a song that beloved would be a staple at every concert. For the Stones, it’s just another tune in their ridiculously vast catalog.

The highlight of the night may have been “Midnight Rambler,” which lasted for an incredible 12 minutes and gave Jordan the best opportunity to show off his chops. The song grows in scope on every single tour, but it’s never sounded this devious and menacing. It also went through more distinct sections than an early-Seventies Yes song. Amazingly, the crowd held on through the entire ride and never seemed bored.

The acoustic B-stage set that’s been a feature of the show for several years was cut, and the band skipped “Brown Sugar” for the first time in ages, but Richards played his standard two-song set after the band introductions. He opted for “Happy” and the Steel Wheels ballad “Slipping Away.” “It’s been a while,” he told the crowd. “Thank you all for coming. It’s been a bit of a ride to get here, but we can all make this happen.”

(It should be noted that the venue didn’t require a vaccine card or negative Covid test for entry. Fans were asked to stay masked when not eating or drinking, but only around 15 percent of them, at best, complied. To the Stones’ credit, they did offer free vaccines at the show and they’ll continue to do that at every stop of the tour.)

The main set ended in familiar fashion with “Paint It Black,” “Sympathy for the Devil,” and “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.” The encore of “Gimme Shelter” gave backup singer Sasha Allen to chance to show off her pipes, replicating Merry Clayton’s bridge to chilling effect. The show ended with an inevitable “Satisfaction” and some indoor fireworks.

Charlie’s absence was felt through the entire set, and it was hard not to get a little misty-eyed when just three men as opposed to four stepped up at the end of the night to take a special bow. As they walked off, a photo of the latter-day Watts, dressed impeccably as always, filled the screens to thunderous applause.

This tour will keep the Stones on the road through November 20th, and there are already rumors of a 60th-anniversary run in Europe next year. In an ideal world, they would have reached that landmark year with Watts behind the drum kit. But they’d been working on a new album for several years when he died, so his final recordings will hopefully be heard at some point in the not-too-distant future.

In the meantime, this is the start of yet another new chapter for the Stones. Let’s hope it’s another long one.

[www.rollingstone.com]

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