With less than 24 hours before the Rolling Stones play the first of their 50 And Counting 50th anniversary show in London, Mary J Blige and Jeff Beck have been announced as special guests.
Earlier this week The Stones announced that former members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor would also play at the gig. It will be the first arena show for The Rolling Stones in over six years.
The Stones have kept the setlist under wraps but there were some interesting songs rehearsed for the tour.
The 1966 hit ‘Lady Jane’ is potentially one of the songs that may surface at the show. The Stones rehearsed it recently in Paris but haven’t played it live since the 60s.
Other seldom-played songs dusted off at rehearsal were ‘Not Fade Away’, ‘Route 66’, ‘The Last Time’ and ‘Little Red Rooster’.
‘Route 66’ was played at the Paris warm-up gig on October 25. Prior to that, it was last played in Germany in 1999.
The Stones last played ‘Not Fade Away’ in Luxembourg in 1995.
‘Little Red Rooster’ was played on the 40 Licks tour in London in September 2003 and then not again until the recent warm-ups in Paris.
The last time ‘The Last Time’ was played was 1998 in Saint-Denis, France.
The Stones will play tonight (November 25) and again on November 29 at the O2 in London #StonesO2.
They will also perform in the USA in Brooklyn on December 8 and then December 13 and 15 December in Newark.