The Rolling Stones kicked off their European “Stones 60” tour last night (June 1st) in Madrid, Spain, marking the band’s first shows of 2022. The big surprise of the night was the band performing the 1966 Aftermath favorite “Out Of Time” for the first time since their fall ’66 UK tour.

The 1978 Some Girls classic “Beast Of Burden” was the Internet “fan choice” of the night — and the band and fans got the chance to sing “Happy Birthday” to guitarist Ron Wood who celebrated his 75th yesterday.

The “Stones 60” tour plays through July 31st in Stockholm, Sweden. The band will also perform open air shows in Germany, England, Austria, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Italy. There are already industry whispers about upcoming North American dates — but nothing concrete has been announced.

In 1982, Chuck Leavell replaced former-Faces member Ian McLagan to become the Stones’ keyboardist for the European leg of the band’s tour behind Tattoo You — a gig he’s had since then. Leavell, who also played with Eric Clapton, had previously achieved fame as part of the Allman Brothers Band and his own group, the Allmans off-shoot ensemble, Sea Level.

The Rolling Stones’ setlist last night in Madrid:

“Street Fighting Man”
“19th Nervous Breakdown”
“Sad, Sad, Sad”
“Tumbling Dice”
“Out Of Time”
“Beast Of Burden”
“You Can’t Always Get What You Want”
“Living In A Ghost Town”
“Honky Tonk Women”
Band intros & “Happy Birthday Ronnie”
“Slipping Away”
“Miss You”
“Midnight Rambler
“Start Me Up”
“Paint It Black”
“Sympathy For The Devil”
“Jumpin’ Jack Flash”

“Gimme Shelter”
“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”

  • The Rolling Stones European tour dates (subject to change):
    June 5 – Munich, Germany – Olympic Stadium
    June 9 – Liverpool, England – Anfield Stadium
    June 13 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Johan Cruijff Arena
    June 17 – Bern, Switzerland – Wankdorf Stadium
    June 21 – Milan, Italy – San Siro Stadium
    June 25 – London, England – American Express Presents BST Hyde Park
    July 3 – London, England- American Express Presents BST Hyde Park
    July 11 – Brussels, Belgium – King Baudouin Stadium
    July 15 – Vienna, Austria – Ernst Happel Stadium
    July 19 – Lyon, France – Groupama Stadium
    July 23 – Paris, France – Hippodrome Paris
    July 27 – Gelsenkirchen, Germany – Veltins Arena
    July 31 – Stockholm, Sweden – Friends Arena


  • Out now is the Rolling Stones‘  latest vault collection, the 23-track1977 Live At The El Mocambo, is available as a double CD, digitally, a four-LP black vinyl, and a four-LP neon vinyl set.
  • The full tracklisting to The Stones’ Live At The El Mocambo is: “Honky Tonk Women,” “All Down The Line,” “Hand Of Fate,” “Route 66,” “Fool To Cry,” “Crazy Mama,” “Mannish Boy,” “Crackin’ Up,” “Dance Little Sister, “Around And Around,” “Tumbling Dice,” “Star Star,” “Hot Stuff,” “Let’s Spend The Night Together,” “Worried Life Blues,” “Little Red Rooster,” “It’s Only Rock And Roll (But I Like It),” “Rip This Joint,” “Brown Sugar,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Melody,” “Luxury,” and “Worried About You.”

CHECK IT OUT: The Stones performing “Out Of Time” live in Madrid last night: