Rolling Stones Using Twitter to Put Together Set Lists

Anyone going to a show on the Rolling Stones 50th anniversary tour knows that they’re going to get the usual selection of hits.  If they dared omit “Satisfaction,” “Start Me Up,” “Sympathy for the Devil” or “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” there’d be a riot.

But unlike, say, AC/DC who refuses to change a single thing about their set list when they go on tour, the Stones are open to making changes on the fly.  And Mick Jagger is using Twitter to figure out what the band should play on any given night.

From The Telegraph:

“With Twitter you get so much more feedback,” he said. “But the kind of people who tweet about songs are not your general fan. Not everyone wants obscure songs.

“Otherwise, you’ll get everyone else saying. ‘I brought my girlfriend along, and she wants Honky Tonk Women, not the whole of the Satanic Majesties, thanks.’”

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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