The Rolling Stones Hackney Diamonds Tour – Soldier FIeld – Chicago IL – June 27th 2024

The Rolling Stones Hackney Diamonds Tour – Soldier Field – Chicago IL – June 27th 2024

Presented by AARP

Review and photos by Kyle Hansen

Any time the greatest rock n roll band goes on tour you have to go. My buddy and I started planning this in December when tickets went on sale. He lucked out and got a pair of Luck Dip tickets right when they went on sale. I found out a few tours back that the band puts $40 dollar tickets on sale only on their web page with a link to luck dip tickets. They are only 40 bucks and when you get to the venue they pick an envelope for you and your seats could be anywhere in the stadium. The great thing is you can see The Stones for 40 bucks.

When we got to the box office to pick up our Lucky Dip tickets we we’re a little disappointed to find out we got limited view, while the people before us and behind us got pit tickets up front. That is the game you play when you get them. So we went to our seats to see where they were. Really bad cause there was a huge soundboard tent blocking the center ramp where Mick goes out a lot. So we just went to the side of the stage and went right up front to see if it would work. We got to stay there the whole time. It was about half empty so it was nice and spacious to.

The band opened with Start Me Up which is the perfect opening song. The stage was just massive screens surrounding the stage. It made for great changes throughout the show and close ups made sure everyone could see.┬áThe set list changes throughout the tour so each one if different. Get Off Of My Cloud was second which was cool. It flip flops between that one and Let’s Spend the Night Together. They rip righ into It’s Only Rock N Roll (But I Like It). This is one of their best hits. The next night they got Rocks Off which is another great song.

The band is just perfect as always. It is amazing that they are still doing it. The new album Hackney Diamonds surprised the hell out of me. They still got it. Which comes to the next song in the set, Angry. This is a great new single with a wonderful video. Next up is the vote song. You can vote on each show for a song. They give you 4 songs to chose from and tonight the song most voted for was She’s A Rainbow. Perfect I love this song and have never heard it live before. Wild Horses, Mess It Up and Tumbling Dice are next. Then band still just keeps rolling through the hits.

You Can’t Always Get What You Want is followed by band introductions. Keith Richards does get the biggest applause. They then kick into three of his songs on lead vocals. Tell Me Straight, another new one, Little T&A and Happy. So glad I finally got to hear the last two live.

Now comes the rest of the show which is mostly greatest hits. Like they all aren’t. Sympathy For the Devil, Honky Tonk Woman, Midnight Rambler, Gimme Shelter, Paint it Black, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Sweet SOunds of Heaven one of the best songs off the new album and of course Satisfaction. It was a set strong on the 60’s songs and there is nothing wrong with that.

The Rolling Stones Hackney Diamonds tour have a few shows left in Vancouver and California and ending in Missouri. This may be the last time, I don’t know.