The Rolling Stones’ Last U.S. Concert @ Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey


Associated Press – Musician Bruce Springsteen, center left, performs with, from left, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012.

Sunday December 16, 2012

You could say Bruce Springsteen, guest-starring at Saturday’s Rolling Stones show in Newark, returned good for ill.

One of a battalion of “surprise” visitors that kicked the Stones’ second Prudential Center show into high gear, Springsteen came on late in the evening and proceeded to turn “Tumbling Dice” into what amounted to a Jersey shore anthem. “You got to ro-ho-ho-ho-holl me” he sang, in his best Asbury rasp.

All this after Mick Jagger, earlier in the night, had the cheek to crack Jersey jokes. “Anybody here from New Jersey?” he asked the boisterous crowd, being filmed for a pay-per-view special. “The Garden State! I like an ironic [license] plate.”

He was easily forgiven – especially after he turned the last of three metro-area shows into a rollicking all-star jamboree. In addition to the previously-announced “surprise” guests – Springsteen, Lady Gaga, The Black Keys – there were surprise “surprise” guests. John Mayer, who had appeared Thursday with the Stones, made an unexpected reappearance Saturday, along with guitar ace Gary Clark Jr., who played with The Stones in Brooklyn last week. The two of them, trading solos with Ron Wood and Keith Richards, turned “I’m Going Down” into a spectacular four-way guitar-off.

Lady Gaga didn’t emerge from a chrysalis on this occasion, but she did reveal – who knew? — a formidable blues voice as she wailed “Gimme Shelter” with Mick. Of course, she was still Gaga – complete with skin-tight outfit and outrageous platform shoes.

The Black Keys jammed with the Stones on the old Bo Diddley classic, “Who Do You Love?” It was one of several additions to a set list that mostly adhered to previous ones at Prudential and Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Another welcome addition was “Dead Flowers” – the winner of an “audience request” lottery.

Two things the Stones didn’t do, on an otherwise memorable night: they didn’t bring their guests back onstage for an all-star finale, and they didn’t make any earth-shaking announcement about their future plans. Some have been suggesting that this golden anniversary “50 and Counting. . .” tour could be their endgame. For now, it’s wait and see. “This is the last show of the anniversary tour, and it’s been fun,” Jagger said. “We hope to see you again soon.”

Rolling Stones Set List – Prudential Center:

1. “Get off of My Cloud”

2. “The Last Time”

3. “It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It)”

4. “Paint It Black”

5. “Gimme Shelter”

6. “Wild Horses”

7. “I’m Going Down”

8. “Dead Flowers”

9. “Who Do You Love?”

10. “Doom and Gloom”

11. “One More Shot”

12. “Miss You”

13. “Honky Tonk Women”

14. “Before They Make Me Run”

15. “Happy”

16. “Midnight Rambler”

17. “Start Me Up”

18. “Tumbling Dice”

19. “Brown Sugar”

20. “Sympathy for the Devil”

21. “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”

22. “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”

23. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”

Jim Beckerman – AP Staff

The Rolling Stones Rock Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City

The Rolling Stones performing at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on December 8, 2012.

The Rolling Stones performing at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on December 8, 2012.

The Rolling Stones did a stellar performance on December 8, 2012 at the Barclays Center in New York City’s Brooklyn.

The Brooklyn show was a coup for the new Barclays Center — there are no Manhattan shows. It followed two rapturously received Stones shows in London late last month. The band also will play two shows in Newark, New Jersey, on Dec. 13 and 15.

And just before that, the Stones will join a veritable who’s who of British rock royalty and U.S. superstars at the blockbuster 12-12-12 Superstorm Sandy benefit concert at Madison Square Garden. Also scheduled to perform: Paul McCartney, the Who, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Bon Jovi, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Eddie Vedder, Billy Joel, Roger Waters and Chris Martin.

At Barclays Center last night, the band (lead singer Mick Jagger, guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and guitarist Ronnie Wood) took the stage for the third show in a series of five arena concerts that the Stones are doing in 2012, in celebration of their 50th anniversary. Mary J. Blige and Gary Clark Jr. were special guest performers who joined the Stones on stage for select songs. Blige was a guest performer the London show on November 25, 2012.

The sense of nostalgia was heightened by projections on a huge screen of footage of the early days, when the Stones looked like teenagers. At one point, Jagger reminisced about the first time the band played New York — in 1964.

The Rolling Stone magazine wrote about the Stones’ performance at Barclays Center: “The Stones are not a half-century old. They are constant, running on a strange determination of never-say-quit resolve, antic spirit, feigned diffidence and a lot more discipline than they like to let on. Note the way Watts, rock’s most impeccably swinging drummer, ends every song with a mock-sloppy flurry of snare bangs and tom shots.”

At the start of the evening, the Rolling Stone wrote, a voice came over the PA with a simple request: “New York, will you please welcome the Rolling Stones?” There was no mention of “the world’s greatest rock & roll band.” There was no need. There is still no one else.

As previously reported, the Rolling Stones have 50th anniversary concerts at the O2 Arena in London on November 25 and November 29, 2012; at the Barclay Center in New York City on December 8, 2012; and at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on December 13 and December 15, 2012. The December 15 show will be a pay-per-view TV special titled “One More Shot,” and it is part of a deal that the Rolling Stones made with Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment to distribute the special, which will be televised live in the United States at 9 p.m. Eastern Time.

The Rolling Stones’ 50th anniversary concert series, titled “The Stones: 50 and Counting,” is expected to continue with more shows in other cities in 2013, but nothing has been announced yet.

Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar Live 12/8/12 Barclays Center Brooklyn New York City

Rolling Stones – Satisfaction Live 12/8/12 Barclays Center Brooklyn New York City

Here is the set list from the Barclays Center concert in New York City on December 8, 2012:

Get Off of My Cloud

I Wanna Be Your Man

The Last Time

Paint It Black

Gimme Shelter (with Mary J Blige)

Wild Horses

Going Down (with Gary Clark Jr.)

All Down the Line

Miss You

One More Shot

Doom and Gloom

It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It)

Honky Tonk Women

Before They Make Me Run


Midnight Rambler

Start Me Up

Tumbling Dice

Brown Sugar

Sympathy For The Devil


You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Jumpin’ Jack Flash

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

The Rolling Stones will join the ’12-12-12′ NYC Sandy Benefit concert

Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones

Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones

December 7, 2012
By RollingStone

The Rolling Stones have taken up their invitation to the “12-12-12” Sandy benefit concert December 12th at Madison Square Garden. The rockers announced the news on Twitter, and they’ll join a packed lineup: Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, the Who, Dave Grohl, Kanye West and Coldplay’s Chris Martin are also set to perform as part of fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

The Rolling Stones play Brooklyn’s Barclays Center tomorrow, and continue their 50th anniversary tour on December 13th with the first of two dates at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

The Stones’ 50th Anniversary Tour Kicked Off in London With Special Guests

The Rolling Stones @ 02 Arena on November 25, 2012 in London, England.

The Rolling Stones hosted Jeff Beck and Mary J. Blige (and former Stones Mick Taylor and Bill Wyman)

The Rolling Stones @ O2 Arena on November 29, 2012 in London, England

The Rolling Stones featured special guests Eric Clapton and Florence Welc at the second of two London shows at O2 Arena. Clapton sat in with the band on “Champagne & Reefer,” trading licks with Ronnie Wood and then letting loose with a gritty solo on Muddy Waters’ slow-burning blues. Not to be outdone, Keith Richards dialed in a stinging lead turn of his own before Mick Jagger brought the song home.

The Rolling Stones: ‘Charlie is My Darling’ documentary trailer

The Rolling Stones Charlie is my Darling – Ireland 1965 – Official Trailer

The Rolling Stones arrived in Dublin in September 1965 to play four gigs in two days. The band commissioned filmmaker Peter Whitehead to capture every moment. The footage was released as a movie. Charlie Is My Darling: Ireland 1965 has unseen footage of early Stones mayhem: boozy hotel-room jams, rabid stage-rushing fans and electric live performances of “Time Is on My Side,” “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love” and “Satisfaction.” “They sound like the Pistols in ’77,” says director Mick Gochanour. “It’s raw. You don’t get that sense from Hullabaloo and Shindig!”

Brooklyn Is Getting Some Satisfaction From The Rolling Stones!!!

Rolling Stones announce tour date at Brooklyn Barclays Center for Dec. 8

Mick Jagger & the Stones add a concert for their 50th anniversary tour. The UK rockers have two dates set for Newark’s Prudential Center

Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones performed at a secret club gig on October 25, 2012 in Paris, France. Photo: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

Monday, November 12, 2012

Brooklyn is going to get some satisfaction!

The Rolling Stones – already slated to play two shows in New Jersey in December – announced Monday that they will add a concert date to their tour at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Dec. 8 at 8 p.m.

Rumors swirled that the famed rock ‘n rollers would play a Brooklyn show, and many New York fans were disappointed when the band’s tour dates included only two stops at Newark’s Prudential Center for Dec. 13 and 15.

Tickets for the Brooklyn date go on sale Monday Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. at,, and, or can be bought by calling 800-745-3000.

Those who can’t score tickets to see the shows live can watch the Dec. 15 show on HBO in a TV event billed as “One More Shot.”

The legendary UK rockers celebrated their 50th anniversary this year, and have dubbed this micro-tour, “The Stones – 50 and Counting.”

The first, and only other announced, dates on the tour will take place at London’s O1 Arena Nov. 25 and 29.

While the band has announced only five dates so far for 2012, it’s widely speculated that the group will launch a full, international tour in 2013.

The Stones will also telecast their December 15th show, dubbed “One More Shot,” live on pay-per-view at 9 p.m. EST. Their greatest hits collection GRRR! is due tomorrow.


The Barclay Center, Brooklyn, NYC

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The Rolling Stones – Dec 13 &15, 2012 – 8:00PM @ Prudential Ctr, Newark, N.J. [Tickets]

The Rolling Stones – 50 Years and Counting – Tickets

Thursday, December 13, 2012, 8:00 p.m. EST & Sat, 12/15/2012 8:00 p.m. EST at Prudential Center, Newark, NJ

TICKET PRICE RANGE: $395 —– $27,121[Floor B]