In Berlin, the Rolling Stones end their European tour with Satisfaction

In Berlin, the Rolling Stones end their European tour with Satisfaction

The legendary British group, on their 60th anniversary European tour, dedicated their last show to Charlie Watts, the original drummer who passed away last year.

Sixty years of career and still as much energy on stage: The Rolling Stones ended their European tour on Wednesday evening during the last concert in Berlin in the form of a moving show. “This is our 118th show in Germany and you’re still hot”announced in German by Mick Jagger to more than 22,000 spectators at the Waldbühne, a picturesque open-air amphitheater nestled in the woods west of the German capital.

The legendary British group, on their 60th anniversary European tour, dedicated their last show to Charlie Watts, the original drummer who passed away last year. But their joy was contagious.

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“Arriving in Berlin last night, we had a drink to his health. After five brandies (eau-de-vie), I spoke German perfectly!”, exclaimed the eternal singer of the 79-year-old group. Mick Jagger, who multiplied the rocking and jumping goats to cheers from the public, was very complicit with his fellow guitarists Keith Richards, 78, and Ronnie Wood, 75.

For more than two hours without a break, the Stones played their leading titles interspersed with their latest opus, such as Living in a ghost town Where Doom and Gloom.

Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger in concert in Berlin on August 3, 2022. LISI NIESNER / REUTERS

The three historical musicians made the pleasure last by regular communication with the audience, especially on Missing you, you can’t always get what you want or even a Midnight Rambler spread over almost 10 minutes. Not surprisingly, these are timeless S’sturn me on, paint it, black, jumpin’ jack flash and of course the finale in the form of apotheosis (Can’t get no) Pleasure that fired up fans of all ages.

It’s crazy what they’re still able to do and the energy they give at their age.”, was delighted by AFP Philippe Georgi, a 46-year-old Berliner. Beside him, his father Günther, the same age as Mick, never lost his smile of the evening. “30 years ago he invited me to their concert in Munich, today it’s me”he told his son, moved.

There is a tour in Berlin called “SIXTY» rock grandpas» who played 14 concerts in 10 countries this summer, passing through Amsterdam, Milan, Brussels, Paris or Liverpool, where they haven’t played in 50 years.


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