An energetichopped, spun, sprinted, and pranced on Friday night when the Rolling Stones launched their North American tour at Chicago's Soldier Field. The 75-year-old showed no signs of illness three months after because a doctor said he needed medical care.
By all visible signs: Jagger was Jagger.
In front of a sold-out crowd of around 60,000 spectators at the Chicago Bears home stadium, the band's finger-waving frontman was inaugurated with "Street Fighting Man," who ran from the end-floor stage onto a narrow stage and into the stadium crowd on what is usually the 30-yard line of the football field.
He did not say that he was talking about his health, but he could have done it when Jagger looked at the audience and shouted, "It feels pretty good!" In an interview with Toronto radio station Q1
A cross section of fans aged 18-80 years rocked and swayed as they roared the lyrics in line with the finals of one of the band's 50+ year favorites and sang: "Let's Spend the Night Together . "
Jagger sang on a huge stage with the city skyline as background for more than two hours and did not seem to be any worse for the wear. As he bowed, fireworks exploded above him.
The No Filter Tour was scheduled to begin in Miami on April 20, before Doctors Jagger said he needed treatment at the end of March, reportedly due to valvular heart disease.
Jagger went out of his way to honor Chicago, a home of blues, and was long regarded as the band's artistic inspiration. With the nervous "Midnight Rambler", in which Jagger himself was on the harmonica, he put a hat in front of the Chicago Blues.
"We love Chicago so much that we decided to start the tour here rather than Miami," Jagger said, cheering the crowd. He also greeted the new mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot.
The band played almost exclusively old classics, including "Let's Spend the Night Together", "Gimme Shelter", "Brown Sugar", "Sympathy for the Devil" and "You Can not Always" Get what you want. "
All Stones are now in their 70s guitarist Keith Richards is also 75 years old, Ronnie Wood, who also plays the guitar, is 72. Drummer Charlie Watts is the senior member at the age of 78, and they seemed so Enthusiastic as Jagger and showed no signs of slowing down as the show lasted more than two hours.
All cities on the tour that were previously moved are closed and there is a new appointment in New Orleans Soldier Field, the home of the Chicago Bears, is scheduled for Tuesday.
The Coast-to-Coast tour, which the Stones said would include classic hits, will include stops in Florida, Texas, Arizona, California, Washington, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Washington, DC Tickets sold for the Origi dates are appreciated, but those who could not attend were able to receive refunds by hitting them e have accessed Ticketmaster accounts.