Yes, time is still on Mick Jagger’s side.
After the 75-year-old rocker had to undergo a heart valve replacement procedure in April, forcing the Rolling Stones to postpone their tour this spring, the ageless wonder was his old shimmying self when the band kicked off the postponed North American leg of their No Filter trek at Chicago’s Soldier Field on Friday night.
With the Stones taking the stage to “Street Fighting Man,” Jagger showed he still had plenty of punch left in him. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers went on to perform classics such as “Gimme Shelter,” “Sympathy for the Devil,” “Brown Sugar,” “Tumbling Dice” and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”
Fittingly, the sold-out concert closed with “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” the Stones’ 1965 No. 1 hit that never fails to satisfy after all these years.
The No Filter tour will continue with another Chicago date on Tuesday before hitting the New York area later in the summer with two shows at MetLife Stadium on Aug. 1 and 5.
And one thing you can be sure of: If you start Jagger up, you know he’ll never stop.
By Chuck Arnold