On June 29, 2013, the Rolling Stones performed at the Glastonbury Festival in England for the first time. According to an announcement on the official Rolling Stones website: “The band played a 20-song set, including a special version of ‘Factory Girl,’ which they adapted the lyrics to become ‘Glastonbury Girl.'”
As previously reported, BBC2 televised one hour of the Rolling Stones’ two-hour Glastonbury Festival performance. BBC Radio 1 and Absolute Radio had a live programming from the festival. (Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood happens to host an award-winning, self-titled show on Absolute Radio.)
There were rumors that the Rolling Stones would have “surprise guests” on stage at their Glastonbury Festival concert, but ultimately those rumors turned out to be false.
The Rolling Stones are also headlining two shows at Hyde Park in London on July 6 and July 13, 2013. The Hyde Park concerts sold out the same day each concert went on sale.
The Hyde Park concerts are the last concerts announced so far on the Rolling Stones’ “50 and Counting” tour of 2013, but there is speculation that more tour dates will be announced.
The tour went to the U.S. and Canada in May and June 2013 before heading to England for the shows at the Glastonbury Festival and Hyde Park.
AEG Live is the promoter of the Rolling Stones’ 2013 tour, which is named “50 and Counting” in honor of the band’s 50th anniversary. Mick Taylor, who was the Rolling Stones’ lead guitarist from 1969 to 1974, is a guest on all of the tour dates.
At every concert on the tour, Rolling Stones guitarist has been singing lead vocals on two of these three songs: “Happy,” “You Got the Silver” and “Before They Make Me Run.”
The Rolling Stones’ “50 and Counting” tour has gotten mostly positive reviews from critics and fans. And even though some fans complained about the prices of the tour’s concert tickets, the tour has played in venues that were packed to capacity.
(Click here to watch the Rolling Stones’ entire performance at the 2013 Glastonbury Festival.)
Here is the set list of the Rolling Stones’ performance at the Glastonbury Festival on June 29, 2013:
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It)
Paint It Black
Factory Girl/Glastonbury Girl
Doom and Gloom
Can’t You Hear Me Knocking (with Mick Taylor)
Honky Tonk Women
You Got the Silver
Midnight Rambler (with Mick Taylor)
2000 Light Years From Home
Sympathy for the Devil
Start Me Up
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (with the Voce Choir and members of the London Youth Choir)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (with Mick Taylor)