Rolling Stones rock out, play entire ‘Sticky Fingers’ album

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Rolling Stones Play All Of ‘Sticky Fingers’ At Small Club Show.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Rolling Stones ripped through the intimate Fonda Theatre Wednesday with enough energy to fuel their entire 15-city North American tour. The rumored concert, which sold out immediately when tickets were put on sale earlier in the day, served as a club-sized warm-up to the summer’s 15-city Zip Code stadium tour, which starts Sunday at San Diego’s Petco Park. “This is the first show of our tour.

Only about 1,200 fast-typing fans secured tickets for the show, in which the bank was is expected to play every song from its “Sticky Fingers” album, which is being re-released in a deluxe edition including bonus tracks. Sunday, we’re going to San Diego to play for San Diegans,” said front man and lead singer Mick Jagger, who was joined by his longtime bandmates, guitarists Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood and drummer Charlie Watts.

The Stones announced the show via their official Twitter account and the band’s website, which said only that a “Los Angeles Club Show” would be held in the 90028 ZIP code. If the veteran band’s frequently rousing concert Wednesday provided an accurate gauge, Jagger and company haven’t lost a step in the intervening decade. Not surprisingly, the Stones drew their share of celebrities, including Jack Nicholson, Bruce Willis, Harry Styles, Kesha, Andy Garcia, Dave Stewart, Joe Pesci, Ben Harper, Leonard Cohen, Patricia Arquette, Eric Idle, Steven Van Zandt, Don Was, Brian Grazer and Georgia May Jagger. “It’s great to be back in Los Angeles,” Jagger said during the show, noting the theater venue is “a bit smaller than Staples Center.” The Fonda show was labeled Zip Code 90028, reflecting the Hollywood zip code, and reflects the band’s habit of kicking off big tours with a surprise show at a smaller venue. Their ability to still hit the ball out of the park, repeatedly, was reinforced by the group’s Fonda show, which was announced late Wednesday morning and sold out in an instant. The Stones, led by an amazingly energetic Jagger, began the concert, fittingly, with Start Me Up, the first of 16 songs that included a tribute to the late B.B.

He then jokingly referred to a number of celebrities in the audience, several of whom – most notably Clark Gable – are long deceased. “And Taylor Swift is here with Dean Martin. With his white hair and gray pallor, The 71-year-old guitarist kind of looks like he’s made of cigarette ashes, but his guitar is ever young, and Richards looked like he was having fun. At times, there were as many as 11 musicians on stage, with two keyboardists, two backup singers, two saxophone players and a bassist joining the four Stones members. “I should have warned you before, but there may be a lot of ’60s drug references on this record that may puzzle some people.

Jagger, 71, who has played with Richards as part of the Stones for more than 50 years, said performing the entire Sticky Fingers album was “something we had never done before.” Showing a playful side, he reminded fans of record albums: “We used to make records and they went round and round. It was a great, groovy scene.” The band got such big applause for the Sticky Fingers tracks that Jagger quipped, “Next year, we’ll come back and do the whole of Satanic Majesties,” a reference to the band’s 1967 album, Their Satanic Majesties Request.

The rollicking “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” was a showcase for the Rolling Stones’ newest touring member, veteran San Diego saxophonist Karl Denson. (An interview with Denson will run in Sunday’s U-T San Diego Arts section). His bravura tenor sax solo on “Knocking” earned a snappy salute from guitarist Ron Wood and a broad smile of approbation from fellow guitarist Keith Richards. Those lucky enough to get into the Fonda witnessed an intimate performance that, in size, scale and presentation, differed dramatically from the eye-popping stadium tour the band will unveil Sunday at Petco Park.

There were no video screens at the Fonda, no fancy lighting, no block-long stage, no pyrotechnics, no frills of any kind, although the seemingly tireless Jagger comes across as bigger-than-life in any concert setting. (There were also, happily, no cell phones, since all had to be surrendered by attendees before entering the venue.

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