Friday, June 5, 2015

Columbus setlists for The Rolling Stones, Kid Rock

With CCC acting "like a Rolling Stone" around here the last few days, there might be some questions about the exact setlist that The Rolling Stones used Saturday (May 30, 2015) at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.

Without further ado …:

"Jumpin' Jack Flash"
"It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It)"
"Let's Spend the Night Together"
"Tumbling Dice"
"Doom and Gloom"
"Wild Horses"
"Paint It Black" (by request via online voters)
Note: Prior to "Paint It Black," the Stones performed a snippet of The McCoys' "Hang on Sloopy" which hadn't been performed live since 1966, according to "Hang on Sloopy" is the official rock song of the state of Ohio and played regularly by the Ohio State University marching band.
"Honky Tonk Women" (followed by band introductions)
"Before They Make Me Run" (Keith Richards on lead vocals; Mick Jagger left the stage for this and the next song) 
"Happy" (Richards) 
"Midnight Rambler"
"Miss You"
"Gimme Shelter"
"Start Me Up"
"Sympathy for the Devil"
"Brown Sugar"

Kid Rock performs in Melbourne
in December 2013.
"You Can't Always Get What You Want" (with members of the Ohio University Choir)
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"

Kid Rock played an energetic 45-minute opening set.

As a casual fan, I can say it was quite enjoyable and Kid Rock put on a great show. His band was tight and sounded good. Kid Rock got the crowd involved as much as he could. He even played drums for the last half of one song during one of the medleys (see the setlist below) and rhythm guitar on two tunes, one of which was "Fuckin' Forty" — actually a fairly humorous song. Grade: B+

Before the concert started, the Journey song "Don't Stop Believin'" cranked out over the loud speakers. (Much to my surprise!) The classic rock tune ended as Steve Perry sang the line "born and raised in South Detroit." Cue Kid Rock and his band!

"Good Times, Cheap Wine"
"You Never Met a Motherf****r Quite Like Me"
"American Bad Ass"
"The Star-Spangled Banner" (by lead guitarist John Stafford Smith)
Robert O'Neill via Twitter as seen in a National Post online story
posted Nov. 6, 2014.
— Note: Before this instrumental, Kid Rock introduced the crowd to Robert O'Neill, the Navy Seal who shot Osama bin Laden during the 2011 secret raid in Pakistan. O'Neill, who got a standing ovation, waved to the crowd as Smith played. Kid Rock — who called him one of the most decorated servicemen in history — gave him a couple hugs before he left the stage.
"Midnight Rider"/"Cowboy"
"3 Sheets to the Wind (What's My Name)"/"La Grange"/"Cat Scratch Fever"
"Fuckin' Forty"
"All Summer Long"
"Born Free"

EDITOR'S NOTE: CCC reviewed the Stones show in a review posted Monday. Co-worker Scott Seitz, who went with me, reviewed it Tuesday in his occasional "Entertainment InSeitz" column for the NORWALK REFLECTOR newspaper. CCC posted it Thursday.

Next up for us is the Rush show Monday at Nationwide Arena, also in Columbus. 

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