Chicago II Showtime

Tonight's poster - The Rolling Stones, Chicagi II - June 25, 2019
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June 25 – Chicago II – LIVE

LIVE-STREAMS: PERISCOPE I (Debbie’s back!) // PERISCOPE II // Facebook (YCAGWYW, B-stage) // Facebook II – (Jeffrey – Miss You) // FACEBOOK III (PIB, MR, SMU, BS) // FACEBOOK IV (live Gimme Shelter, Satisfaction, the bows & SEE YOU SOON!)

The setlist:

  1. Jumping Jack Flash
  2. It Only Rock ‘n Roll
  3. Tumbling Dice
  4. Bitch
  5. Ride ’em On Down
  6. Monkey Man (vote song)
  7. You Can’t Always Get What You Want
    – Over to B-stage –
  8. Play With Fire
  9. Sweet Virginia
    – Over to main-stage –
  10. Sympathy For The Devil
  11. Honky Tonk Woman
    – Introductions –
  12. Slipping Away
  13. Before They Make Me Run
  14. Miss You
  15. Paint It Black (Mick: “I think we play PIB first!? Second night and ony 1 fuck-up”)
  16. Midnight Rambler (coming up next, Keith started it too early, hehehe …)
  17. Start Me Up
  18. Brown Sugar
    – Encores –
  19. Gimme Shelter
  20. Satisfaction


=> Support act Whiskey Myers is now on stage!

=> Some hours before, they did the soundcheck and they rehearsed these songs:

  • Bitch
  • Monkey Man
  • It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll
  • Ride Em On Down
  • Sweet Virginia

Again, it’s going to be an early wake call up for me: as I’ll join in to the fun as the Stones play their second gig in Chicago tonight, I will get up at 1:30 or 2:00 AM over here at my home in order to be there in time to update the Stonesnews_pages.

Some tours ago, I swore to myself, that I won’t miss a show of this band as long as they still play live. Up to now, I could fulfill this oath and I intend to keep it! 🙂

So tonight we’ll get treated with another show and hopefully many nice streams via Periscope or Facebook as before, so that we can follow the show even if we’re not there in person.

=> They have a great poster for tonight’s gig: a beautifully colored Telecaster!

Meanwhile, Ronnie has shared with us the sectrets of his warming-up procedure:

And the band tweeted yesterday:

Night 1 in Chicago on the No Filter Tour! Can’t wait to do it all over again tomorrow

Last, but not least, Pat Rainer tweeted a nice pic, commenting it thus:

Rock n Roll is alive and well. Thank you for a great night of music

Well, he definitely is right here!

Stones on stage, Chicago I 2019
Stones on stage, Chicago I 2019, pic by Pat Rainer

The Press – Ronnie: Mick + new album

Ronnie with The Sun's Showbiz Features Editor Stuart Pink

June 25 – The english tabloid The Sun issued an interview with Ronnie two days ago.

Ok, that’s not particularly the latest news, but then I seem to have overlooked that bit. But it is quite nice and thus recommended to read, much more so because it’s not just like 10, 15 lines of text but quite a bit more to read. So here are just two little exerpts:

Ronnie on Mick:

The doctors said they’ve never operated on an athlete at 75 before — we had a really good laugh about that. [ … ] He’s just so fit, he sets aside three hours a day to do exercise and that’s done him plenty of favours in later life. He’s superhuman really.

Ronnie about (new) music:

It’s like a medicine. We don’t like to stop working. All being well, there’ll be a new album and a new tour. [ … ] It will be great — but let’s get this one over with first. has the complete article, that also appeared at

Ronnie with The Sun's Showbiz Features Editor Stuart Pink
Ronnie with The Sun’s Showbiz Features Editor Stuart Pink Foto by

New Book: the Stones in NYC

Can't give it away on seventh avenue - by Christopher McKittrick

June 25 – there’s a new Stones-book for us!

It’s called “CAN’T GIVE IT AWAY ON SEVENTH AVENUE” and is written by Christopher McKittrick.


Can't give it away on seventh avenue - by Christopher McKittrick
Can’t give it away on seventh avenue – by Christopher McKittrick


  • Paperback: 256 pages, $12,60  at Amazon
  • Kindle: Amazon
  • Barnes&Noble: NOOK Book (eBook), $9,99
  • Publisher: Post Hill Press (25. Juni 2019)
  • ISBN-10: 1642930393
  • ISBN-13: 978-1642930399

And here is the complete info:

A complete history of The Rolling Stones in New York City.

When the Rolling Stones first arrived at JFK Airport in June 1964, they hadn’t even had a hit record in America. By the end of the decade, they were mobbed by packed audiences at Madison Square Garden and were the toast of New York City’s media and celebrity scene.

More than fifty years later, the history of New York City and the Rolling Stones have entwined and paralleled, with the group playing in nearly all of the Big Apple’s legendary venues. Along the way Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and the rest of the Stones have left an impact on the culture of the city, from the turbulent “Fun City” of the 1960s and ’70s through the twenty-first century. The evolving career of the Stones has often reflected the cultural changes of the city, as the Stones and their music were the center of social and political controversies during the same era that New York faced similar challenges.

Can’t Give It Away on Seventh Avenue: The Rolling Stones and New York City explores the history of the group through the prism of New York. It is a highly detailed document of the dynamic and reciprocal relationship between the world’s most famous band and America’s most famous city as well as an absorbing chronicle of the remarkable impact the city has had on the band’s music and career.