The Rolling Stones' lead singer, Mick Jagger, showed the world once again on Saturday night why he's still the best frontman in popular music. Even more impressive, he proved the point at a U.S. concert that's part of the band's tour celebrating their 50th anniversary as a rock band.
With the average age of each band member above 65, the Rolling Stones continued to capture audience imagination on their current "50 and Counting" mini-tour. The five-date tour that commenced in London arrived in the U.S. on Dec.8, as a three-city tour . The band's first U.S. show on the tour packed in 18,000 fans at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
And this is not all. The band will play two other shows in Newark, New Jersey, on Dec.13 and Dec.15. The Rolling Stones will also perform with a host of other top artists at the 12-12-12 Sandy benefit concert at Madison Square Garden, news agencies reported.
Paying tribute to the legendary rock band, Tris McCall from The Star-Ledger wrote: "Saturday's two-plus hour show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn was not without its miscues, but none were consequential. The spirit of the Stones was in the building, and that spirit is an awfully powerful force. The show delivered a great suite of guitar sounds, some fine guest appearances and a stupefying performance from the indestructible Mick Jagger, who continues to be the gold standard for rock frontmen."
The band played a generous number of songs at the show -- 23, to be exact -- and held the audience in rapture, with favorites such as "Honky Tonk Woman" and "Midnight Rambler" dominating the show. The rousing encore included "You Can't Always Get What You Want," "Jumping Jack Flash," and "Satisfaction."
Take a tour of the slideshow to see how Jagger stayed on top of his game, prowling the stage in his trademark tight black T-shirt and tight trousers, accompanied by guitarists Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood and drummer Charlie Watts. Mary J.Blige sat in with the band by singing "Gimme Shelter" with Jagger.