The Rolling Stones Perform 'Mercy, Mercy' for First Time in 50 Years: Watch

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Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones perform at FedEx Field on July 3, 2019 in Landover, MD. 

The Rolling Stones have a few surprises in store for fans attending their latest tour.     

On Wednesday night (July 3), the legendary rockers performed a cover of "Mercy, Mercy" for the first time in 50 years at FedExField in Landover, Maryland. The Stones last played the Don Covay & the Goodtimers cover during their famous 1969 concert in London’s Hyde Park.   

“It’s a long time ago,” Mick Jagger told the crowd before performing the classic. “So we’re going to try to remember it.”   

  

Since opening the North American leg of their No Filter tour at Chicago's Soldier Field on June 21, the Rolling Stones have performed other rarities, including “Sad Sad Sad,” “Monkey Man,” “Rocks Off,” “Play With Fire” and “She’s a Rainbow.”  

The bands was scheduled to begin their tour earlier this summer, but had to push back the opening date to allow Jagger to recover from heart surgery. The North American leg wraps Aug. 31 at Hard Rock Stadiums in Miami Gardens, Fla.

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