Thursday. 30.11.2023

The European tour of The Rolling Stones, who are celebrating their 60th anniversary as a band, kicked off in the Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid.

The two-and-a-half hour performance on Wednesday night exhilarated the crowd of 45,000:

"The Rolling Stones confirm their legendary status with an overwhelming triumph in Madrid," was how Spanish television broadcaster RTVE put it.

Newspaper El Pais talked of the "eternal Rolling Stones," and rival paper El Mundo called the performance "a miracle."

The concert got off to a moving start with a video show commemorating the band's drummer Charlie Watts, who died in August of last year.

Next stop: Munich

Lead singer Mick Jagger told the audience it was their first tour without him, and expressed how much he and the band misses him.

The next stop on the tour is the Olympia stadium in Munich on Sunday.

Amsterdam, Milan, Brussels, and Paris are among the other stops, before the tour concludes on July 31 in Stockholm.

Rolling Stones open European tour in Madrid to rave reviews