That definitely was a good show by The Rolling Stones.
The majority of accounts one can find in the web tell of a band in high spirits and tight sound. Especially Mick was able to impress the audience with his singing and enthusiasm. And that’s particularly good news after his infection with Covid19. He seems to be fully recovered. I for one expected him to spare his voice, but apparently, that was not the case. It could be, though, that the 2 extra songs, Dead Flowers and Wild Horses, were added in the setlist to let his voice relax a bit for some minutes. But that’s just a guess.
Then, Sasha Allen was missing for this show! Insead of her, three Ghost Hounds backup singers – Amy Keys, Kenna Ramsey and Kamilah Marshall joined Bernard on the stage. We still don’t know exactly, what the deal with Sasha is, whether she has cought Covid of something else had happend. So then the show arrived at Gimme Shelter and who would be singing this part with Mick now? That was done by another great lady singer, Chanel Haynes, who is one of the two singers to play Tina Turner in the musical of the same name. That can be clearly seen and heard by her performance of this song, captured in YT videos as you can see below.
Have you been at the show? How was the show in your opinion? Can you tell a story? Just send your words to me or just leave a comment below!
Here’s the setlist and the videos I found so far:
1 – Street Fighting Man
3 – Tumbling Dice
7 – You Can’t Always Get What You Want
8 – Living In A Ghost Town
9 – Honky Tonk Women
10 – You’ve Got The Silver
11 – Connection
12 – Miss You
13 – Midnight Rambler
14 – Start Me Up
15 – Paint It Black
16 – Sympathy For The Devil
17 – Jumping Jack Flash
18 – Gimme Shelter
19 – Satisfaction
2 thoughts on “Milano aftermath”
My journey started in Lyon, destined for Bern, then Milan. While in Annecy I learned of the Bern cancellation, huge bummer. SO we swerved to Wengen. Great call! On our final night we were chatting up our server, who happened to be going to the Milan show as well! Fantastic coincidence! San Siro- the most festive environment Ive seen for a Stones show. Huge flatbed/mobile beer trucks, pastry trucks, food trucks- EVERYWHERE! The vibes from everyone was of great stoke! Inside the show, people were seemingly wandering around in amazement, anticipation thick in the air. The crowd got into doing the wave after the Ghost Hounds performance which resulted in the band intro. Sound was spot on and loud! The best result of that was the addition of the 3 background singers. Fucking WOW! They gave the band the depth they’ve been needing. Especially Cant Get What you Want! And You Got The Silver was especially tasty, with sweet slide from Ronnie. Out of Time was out of this world, all in all a wall to wall fabulous gig!
Hi there, John,
thanks a lot – these are indeed great memories! Keep up that Rock’n’Roll! 🙂