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