There are few bands who epitomise rock n’ roll like The Rolling Stones do. For over five and a half decades, Mick Jagger and co. have been putting other groups to shame with their antics but, away from the headlines, as the guys proved on their latest UK stadium tour, they can still deliver one hell of a show.

Thousands of fans descended on Old Trafford in Manchester earlier this week when the Stones brought their “No Filter” tour to town. From the first notes of set opener “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, Jagger shimmied around the stage with the kind of energy that few rock stars half his age can demonstrate. The set list had everything fans could want as, dripping the kind of rock charisma, the Rolling Stones showed why, after a career that is closing in on sixty fucking years, they are very much on their own in the category marked untouchable.

The Rolling Stones’ Setlist:

01. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
02. It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It)
03. Tumbling Dice
04. Shattered
05. Just Your Fool
06. Let’s Spend the Night Together
07. Like a Rolling Stone
08. You Can’t Always Get What You Want
09. Paint it Black
10. Honky Tonk Women
11. You Got the Silver
12. Before they Make me Run
13. Sympathy for the Devil
14. Miss You
15. Midnight Rambler
16. Start me Up
17. Brown Sugar
18. Gimme Shelter
19. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction


I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.