Rolling Stones Play 'Last Gig in California... For a While Anyway'
The Rolling Stones played its "last gig in California" last night, said frontman Mick Jagger to the crowd at Los Angeles' Staples Center. He quickly added: "For a while anyway."
The May 20 show was the second of two at venue for the Stones' 50 & Counting. . . tour, which next plays Toronto on May 25. The tour wraps its North American set of dates on June 24 in Washington D.C. before heading off to the Glastonbury Festival in London on June 29.
By tagging his comment with "a while," Jagger could be hinting that the 50 & Counting Tour won't be the last time the Stones hit the road.
At the Staples show last night, the band didn't have a special celebrity guest sit in with the band -- as has been standard during the 50 & Counting. . . tour. Instead, Jagger pointed at the crowd, telling them that the "special guest" is "you guys!" Recent guest stars that have performed with the band include Dave Grohl, Katy Perry, Keith Urban and Gwen Stefani.
The Stones did have its former guitarist Mick Taylor on hand, who played on a handful of songs, including an epic rendition of "Can't You Hear Me Knocking." It was the first time the band had played the cut live on the 50 & Counting trek. Other tunes that made their first 50 & Counting appearance last night: "Sway" and "Far Away Eyes."