Before Wednesday’s TCF Bank Stadium concert, the Jumbotrons instructed fans to vote via Twitter for one of four Rolling Stones songs to include in the set: “Live With Me,” “Get Off of My Cloud,” “Bitch” and one special entry for Minnesotans by a Minnesotan, Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone.” I’m going to go ahead and suggest the thing was rigged. “Bitch” (part of the “Sticky Fingers” batch rehearsed pre-tour) made the list over the obvious choice, which the band probably never actually practiced.
Without it, there weren’t really any surprises in the set list. All of the songs had been played at one of the two prior stadium shows on the Zip Code Tour. The deepest cut among them besides “Moonlight Mile” (also a “Sticky Fingers” cut) was probably “Out of Control” from 1997’s “Bridges to Babylon” album, or if you’re a Stones fan not up on “Exile on Main Street,” then “All Down the Line” might have been unfamiliar. But then you’re not really much of a Stones fan.
It’s hard to argue with most of the standards they did play. Here's the full list:
Jumpin' Jack Flash / It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It) / All Down the Line / Tumbling Dice / Doom and Gloom / Bitch / Moonlight Mile / Out of Control / Honky Tonk Women / Before They Make Me Run (Keith Richards on vocals) / Happy (Keef again) / Midnight Rambler / Miss You / Gimme Shelter (with opener Grace Potter as guest vocalist) / Start Me Up / Sympathy for the Devil / Brown Sugar
ENCORE: You Can't Always Get What You Want (with Minneapolis choral group VocalEssence) / (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
For more on the Stones show, read Jon Bream's review and a look at the growing outdoor concert season in the Twin Cities.