NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 19: Ronnie Wood, Steve Jordan, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards perform during The Rolling Stones surprise set in celebration of their new album “Hackney Diamonds” at Racket NYC on October 19, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for RS)
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The Rolling Stones played a surprise secret club show in New York City last night. Here’s the setlist and some photos.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 19: (Exclusive Coverage) Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards backstage before The Rolling Stones surprise set in celebration of their new album “Hackney Diamonds” at Racket NYC on October 19, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for RS)

I got a tip on this last week: an exclusive media-heavy Rolling Stones gig in New York City at the Racket Club at 431 West 16th Street. Only 650 people were invited (I tried to score a ticket but failed) to see the band perform the night before the release of their Hackney Diamonds album. Lady Gaga showed up, too, to sing with Mick.

The Stones only played seven songs.

  • Shattered (from Some Girls, 1978)
  • Angry (from Hackney Diamonds, 2023)
  • Whole Wide World (from Hackney Diamonds, 2023)
  • Tumbling Dice (from Exile On Main Street, 1972)
  • Bite My Head Off (from Hackney Diamonds, 2023)
  • Jumpin’ Jack Flash (single 1968)
  • Sweet Sounds of Heaven (with Lady Gaga) (from Hackney Diamonds, 2023)

Here are some photos provided by Universal Music Canada (credit to Kevin Mazur/Getty Images).

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 19: (Exclusive Coverage) Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger perform during The Rolling Stones surprise set in celebration of their new album “Hackney Diamonds” at Racket NYC on October 19, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for RS)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 19: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards perform during The Rolling Stones surprise set in celebration of their new album “Hackney Diamonds” at Racket NYC on October 19, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for RS)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 19: (Exclusive Coverage) Keith Richards performs during The Rolling Stones surprise set in celebration of their new album “Hackney Diamonds” at Racket NYC on October 19, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for RS)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 19: (Exclusive Coverage) Ronnie Wood performs during The Rolling Stones surprise set in celebration of their new album “Hackney Diamonds” at Racket NYC on October 19, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for RS)

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2 thoughts on “The Rolling Stones played a surprise secret club show in New York City last night. Here’s the setlist and some photos.

  • Just as an observation, the dark grey text on a black background for the photo captions is extremely difficult to read.

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  • I don’t know, maybe it’s just me being a crusty old prick but the idea of paying giant bags of money to see a bunch of 80 year old men jumping around on stage on replaced knees and hips screaming about Satisfaction and Starting me up just seems creepy as hell…

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