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Mick Jagger in peak form during stones tour opener

SANTIAGO, CHILE – FEBRUARY 03: Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones perform live on stage during the America Latina Ole Tour 2016 at Estadio Nacional on February 03, 2016 in Santiago, Chile. (Photo by Carlos Muller/Getty Images for TDF Productions)

On Friday night (June 21st) the Rolling Stones kicked off their 2019 “No Filter” North American tour dates at Soldier Field marking the band’s first gig since Mick Jagger‘s successful heart valve procedure in April. By all accounts, Jagger’s performance during the 20-song concert showed absolutely no signs of any health issues, delivering yet another age-defying showcase.

Prior to the show, Ron Wood spoke to The Mirror and shed light on how the Stones found out that Mick Jagger needed the routine heart procedure: “We knew it was something serious. I think he needed a bit of support, which we gave him. We thank our lucky stars. This was certainly a swerve, a left-hand ball, for us. We weren’t ready for this.”

He went on to say, “”We just tried to stay positive and wait until the surgery had been done. When we got a big thumbs-up from that, and from Mick, we breathed a sigh of relief and were able to carry on with our lives again.”

The Stones will rock Chicago again on Tuesday night (June 25th) when they play Soldier Field once more!

The Stones’ opening night setlist on Friday at Chicago’s Soldier Field:

“Street Fighting Man”
“Let’s Spend The Night Together”
“Tumbling Dice”
“Sad Sad Sad”
“You Got Me Rocking”
“You Can’t Always Get What You Want”
“Dead Flowers”
“Sympathy For The Devil”
“Honky Tonk Women”
“You Got The Silver”
“Before They Make Me Run”
“Miss You”
“Paint It, Black”
“Midnight Rambler”
“Start Me Up”
“Jumpin’ Jack Flash”
“Brown Sugar”

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