The Rolling Stones wrapped up their three-night-stand last night (June 3rd) at Chicago's United Center with a guest appearance by yet another pop ingenue -- country star Taylor Swift. Swift duetted with Mick Jagger on the band's early ballad, "As Tears Go By." Last night's show was also notable for being the second gig running to feature Mick Taylor sitting in on a total of three tunes -- in addition to his usual "Midnight Rambler" and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" encore, Taylor reprised his guitar work on the Sticky Fingers classic, "Sway" -- which was the Internet fan pick of the night.
At the previous Chicago show (May 31st), Taylor performed his legendary extended workout on "Can't You Hear Me Knocking," with Sheryl Crow sitting in with the band for the Exile On Main Street favorite, "All Down The Line."
Mick Jagger touched upon his old quote that one needs to hit the stage every night as though it's opening night, and talked about his pre-concert preparations: "You have to work very hard to make any kind of concert. And when I said that quote, it's quite true. The first one of the tour, or even if it's the 35th there's no resting on your laurels, you know. You just go out there and you do your best and you prepare as well as you can. A lot of it's to do with the prep. You go prepared and you play to your strengths and you try to ignore your weaknesses (laughs)." )
The Rolling Stones tour dates (subject to change):
June 6 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
June 9 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
June 12, 14 - Boston, MA - TD North Garden
June 14 - Boston, MA - TD North Garden
June 18, 21 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
June 24 - Washington, D.C. - Verizon Center
June 29 - Pilton, England - Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm
July 6, 13 - London, England - Hyde Park
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