You can’t always get what you want, but Rolling Stones fans got exactly what they needed.
The legendary English band kicked off their 60th anniversary European tour at the Wanda Metropolitano Arena in Madrid on Wednesday, where they revived their old hit ‘Out of Time’ from the music tomb.
The song was recorded in 1966 but never performed live. The single was later added to the UK version of the Stones album Aftermath.
“Out of Time” was covered by singer Chris Farlowe in an edition produced by frontman Mick Jagger that same year.
After the group’s first stop, their Euro tour will take them to 14 other cities.
Group members Jagger, 78, Keith Richards, 78, and Ronnie Wood, 75, launched the No Filter Tour in Germany in 2017 and played 16 US dates in 2019, but their North American leg was suspended for 16 months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
They resumed the tour in September last year. “We are very excited to announce the new dates for The Rolling Stones’ 2020 US tour, which will now take place this fall!” the band said in July 2021. “We would like to thank you all for your patience during this very difficult time and unprecedented time.”
Stones drummer Charlie Watts died in August at the age of 80. The band paid tribute to their late friend at a show at St. Louis’ the Dome at America’s Center.
The trio revealed to the Los Angeles Times last October that Watts had been recording new music before his death.
“If everything hadn’t been shut down, we might have screwed the devil up [album]’ said Richards.
Jagger added, “We’ve got a lot of tracks done so after the tour’s over we’ll assess where we’re at with that and move on.”
“Let me put it this way,” Richards interjected. “You haven’t heard the last of Charlie Watts.”