Rolling Stones

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is the picture of a Street Fighting Man as the legendary band near the end of four-year No Filter Tour in Austin, Texas

After a string of postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the tragic death of drummer Charlie Watts, the Rolling Stones resumed their No Filter Tour on September 26, 2021, in St. Louis.

The rescheduled stadium shows in the U.S. has taken the legendary British rockers to both coasts, the middle of America, and now the south, for a concert at the Circuit Of The Americas in Austin, Texas on Saturday.

And from the look and sounds of things, the guys turned back the clock, musically speaking, to deliver another set of classic hits to the adoring crowd.

Rocking the house! The Rolling Stones played their second to last show of the No Filter Tour at the Circuit Of The Americas in Austin, Texas on Saturday
Rocking the house! The Rolling Stones played their second to last show of the No Filter Tour at the Circuit Of The Americas in Austin, Texas on Saturday

Amazingly, the No Filter Tour started four years ago, in September 2017, and had just two shows left to playing heading into the evening in Austin.

And still, the energy from the band and fans was easily apparent.

The band, with its new drummer Steve Jordan behind the kit, kicked off the show with their classic tune Street Fighting Man, off their studio album Beggars Banquet (1968).

Taking command: Frontman Mick Jagger, 78, led the charge with his trademark dance moves
Taking command: Frontman Mick Jagger, 78, led the charge with his trademark dance moves
Turning back the clock: Jagger gyrated and glided his way around the stage decked out in an orange, yellow and black-patterned jacket over an orange shirt and fitted black trousers
Turning back the clock: Jagger gyrated and glided his way around the stage decked out in an orange, yellow and black-patterned jacket over an orange shirt and fitted black trousers

Classic: Jagger and company kicked off the show with their classic tune Street Fighting Man, off their studio album Beggars Banquet (1968)
Classic: Jagger and company kicked off the show with their classic tune Street Fighting Man, off their studio album Beggars Banquet (1968)
Youthful: The legendary singer-songwriter looked like a man far younger than his 78 years
Youthful: The legendary singer-songwriter looked like a man far younger than his 78 years

As always, frontman Mick Jagger had the audience hanging on to his every move, all while patrolling the stage with his trademark dance moves.

He gyrated and glided his way decked out in an orange, yellow and black-patterned jacket over an orange shirt, which was paired with fitted black trousers.

After the opener the band then kept the energy palpable with It’s Only Rock N’ Roll (But I Like It) and 19th Nervous Breakdown.

The band, who will celebrate their 60th anniversary in 2022, would also jam out such hits as You Can’t Always Get What You Want, Start Me Up, Honky Tonk Women, and then wind down the set with Sympathy for the Devil and Jumpin’ Jack Flash.

Hits galore: After the opener the band then kept the energy palpable with It's Only Rock N' Roll (But I Like It) and 19th Nervous Breakdown
Hits galore: After the opener the band then kept the energy palpable with It’s Only Rock N’ Roll (But I Like It) and 19th Nervous Breakdown
Steady: Keith Richards, 77, was his steady self on the guitar and backing vocals
Steady: Keith Richards, 77, was his steady self on the guitar and backing vocals

As the band went through the set list, Jagger hardly looked like a man who is now 78-years-old. His vocals and stage presence were the perfect match for the guitar work of Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards, who sounded as good as ever.

Of course, fans wouldn’t let them leave without doing a couple of encores songs: Gimme Shelter and the show finale,(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.

This last leg of the No Filter Tour is the first-ever tour the band has done without Watts on the drums keeping the steady beat. He passed away on August 24 at the age of 80.

The Stones will wrap up the tour with the finale at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida on Tuesday, November 23.

The Rolling Stones have been rocking the world since their inception in 1962.

Tragic: With Steve Jordan on drums since before the death of Charlie Watts, this marks the first time-ever that the band had play a tour without him
Tragic: With Steve Jordan on drums since before the death of Charlie Watts, this marks the first time-ever that the band had play a tour without him

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