The Rolling Stones Conclude 14 On Fire Tour In Auckland
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Rolling Stones Auckland

The Rolling Stones Conclude 14 On Fire Tour In Auckland

by Paul Cashmere on November 23, 2014

in Live,News

The Rolling Stones finished their 14 On Fire tour with the final show in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday night.

36,577 fans witnessed the last show on the tour in Auckland, an incredible figure for a country with a population of only 4,471,000. A little short of 1% of the entire population of New Zealand were at the Stones concert last night.

Mick Jagger, photo by Ros O'Gorman, the rolling stones, melbourne 2014“We’ve been coming to New Zealand for almost 50 years, can you believe that? We first came to Auckland with Roy Orbison,” Mick Jagger told the audience.

Mick also gave the audience a cultural reference introducing his musical director as “The original Bilbo Baggins, on keyboard, Chuck Leavell.”

Lorde also scored a name-checking from Mick. “We usually put songs online & ask you to vote for them & learnt Royals by Lorde,” he said.

Keith Richards also referred to his month long stint in a New Zealand hospital after the previous tour when he had an accident on the way home while holidaying in Fiji. “Auckland, good evening! I nearly got buried here! Got good fortune is on my side,” he said.

The rolling stones Keith Richards, Melbourne 2014, photo ros ogormanAll up the Rolling Stones played seven shows in Australia and one in New Zealand to a total audience of 173,838 fans.

So now the question is, was this ‘the last time’ for the Rolling Stones. No others dates have been officially announced but Keith Richards did say in September “[We’ve] got South America lined up in February, Buenos Aires, Peru. And after that, I know what the Stones tours are like, they tend to get extended.”

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Rolling Stones setlist for Auckland, November 22, 2014

Start Me Up (from Tattoo You, 1981)
It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It) (from It’s Only Rock N Roll, 1974)
You Got Me Rocking (from Voodoo Lounge, 1994)
Tumbling Dice (from Exile On Main Street, 1972)
Like A Rolling Stones (from Stripped 1995)
Doom and Gloom (from GRRR, 2012)
Out Of Control (from Bridges To Babylon, 1997)
Honky Tonk Women (single, 1968)
You Got The Silver (with Keith on lead vocals) (from Let It Bleed, 1969)
Before They Make Me Run (with Keith on lead vocals)(from Some Girls, 1978)
Happy (with Keith on lead vocals) (from Exile On Main Street, 1972)
Midnight Rambler (with Mick Taylor on guitar) (from Let It Bleed, 1969)
Miss You (from Some Girls, 1978)
Gimme Shelter (from Let It Bleed, 1969)
Jumping Jack Flash (single, 1968)
Sympathy For The Devil (from Beggars Banquet, 1968)
Brown Sugar (from Sticky Fingers, 1971)

ENCORE

You Can’t Always Get What You Want (from Let It Bleed, 1969)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (from Out Of Our Heads, 1965)

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