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Mick Jagger, Rolling Stones Show Off Swagger in Abu Dhabi (photos)

Mick Jagger showed off his swagger at 71 in a blow out concert in Abu Dhabi.  (Photo by Neville Hopwood/Getty Images)

Mick Jagger showed off his swagger at 71 in a blow out concert in Abu Dhabi. (Photo by Neville Hopwood/Getty Images)

Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones still showed lots of swagger at a huge concert on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. They literally set the stage on fire as the iconic band tore through 19 songs, from classics to their latest tunes.

The concert was the opening act of their On Fire tour as the band celebrates its 50th Anniversary making music.

Mick and band members Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts are all in their late 60s or early 70s, but the show was an energetic three hours of music from the moment they hit the stage with classic 1981 tune “Start Me Up.”

Mick Jagger Shows Off His Swagger in Abu Dhabi (Click Photos to Enlarge!)
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Jagger moved, well, like Jagger, throughout the show, dressed in a sequined red jacket, black shirt and jeans. And the band was as tight as ever after rehearsing for weeks in Paris.

The crowd was diverse not only in age but also nationalities. Jagger gave a shout out to different regions in the Emirates and talked about hitting some of Abu Dhabi’s top tourist attractions, from the Emirates Palace to Ferrari World, according to reports.

“Keith and I went to the formula one track, we borrowed a couple of cars to have a race but all we saw was people riding bicycles. It’s a weird track,” he said, according to The National

The band roared through two encores that included tunes “Sympathy for the Devil” and “Brown Sugar.” They returned to the stage a second time and played “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” with the Al Khubairat Singers and closed with 1965 classic “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”

Check out the photos and video below and be sure to follow TheImproper on Twitter to keep up with the latest music news.



The Rolling Stones Abu Dhabi Set List
Start Me Up
It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)
You Got Me Rocking
Tumbling Dice
Emotional Rescue
Angie
Doom and Gloom
Paint It Black
Honky Tonk Women
Slipping Away (w/Mick Taylor)
Before They Make Me Run
Midnight Rambler (w/Mick Taylor)
Miss You
Gimme Shelter
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Encore:
Sympathy for the Devil
Brown Sugar
Encore 2:
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (w/Al Khubairat Singers)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
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