The Rolling Stones dazzle once again in Hyde Park – Music News
The band’s 60-year musical celebrations continued in London as part of their ‘Sixty’ tour – their first tour and second show in London, since the death of famed drummer Charlie Watts in August 2021. produced in front of a roaring Hyde Park crowd of 65,000, again showcasing a catalog of titles including Tumbling Dice, You Can’t Always Get What You Want, Honky Tonk Woman and Paint It Black.
Mick Jagger has made another special shout out to late Stones drummer Charlie Watts. The charismatic frontman nodded to the harrowing videos projected behind the stage and told the crowd: “Watching those videos of Charlie before we came…you know we played with him for 60 years…we really really miss him . So we dedicate this show to Charlie.
The band performed an alternate setlist to their roster from last weekend – featuring tracks such as Angie, You Got Me Rocking and You Got The Silver, performed by Keith Richards – as well as a very special version of Like A Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan.
The Rolling Stones concluded their set with two iconic tracks. Mick, Keith, Ronnie performed Sympathy For The Devil and (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, closing their two hour and 15 minute show.
The band perform several summer dates across Europe, with their two dates at BST Hyde Park representing the London segment of the tour. The group returns for a second title on Sunday, July 3.
Sam Fender was the penultimate act to hit the Great Oak stage. The North Shields-born singer-songwriter wowed the crowd with a selection of roots rock tracks from his albums, Hypersonic Missiles and Seventeen Going Under. His hit song of the same name was a highlight with its indie-rock influences, with other tracks such as Spit of You and Getting Started warming up audiences for the Stones’ next set. Sam, 28, joked it was his second craziest night in Hyde Park, having supported Neil Diamond and Bob Dylan.
Meanwhile, Brixton band The Dinner Party opened the Great Oak Stage for the day, while Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett performed a host of hits from her 2021 album Things Take Time, Take Time and 2018’s Tell Me How You Really Feel. On supporting The Rolling Stones at BST Hyde Park, Courtney blushed: “It’s such an honor to be here opening for the Rolling Stones – thank you so much for having us .”
The day kicked off on the Hard Rock presents Rainbow Stage with The Flints. Shortly after, contemporary American blues, rock and soul musician Christone Kingfish Ingram took the stage to present tracks from his chart-topping LP, Kingfish, as well as his new album 662. Christone calls the latter: “a direct reflection of my growth as a musician, songwriter, bandleader and as a young man. Earlier in the afternoon, FEET kicked off the music in the relaxed Sunday atmosphere on the Birdstage stage.
What a stunning end to the second weekend of live rock music at this year’s American Express presents BST Hyde Park.