November 16, 2021

Everything we saw at the Rolling Stones performance at Detroit's Ford Field


The Rolling Stones gave Detroit the show of a lifetime when they took to Ford Field on Monday, Nov. 15 for what was the 21st Detroit-area performance the band has done since first landing on Motor City soil in 1964. The career-spanning, 19-song, 130-minute set was a hit-packed jaunt, jive, and whatever it is Mick Jagger does with his hips through the catalogue of the greatest living rock band. The performance also marked a sad moment, as it was the first Detroit show without the band's longtime drummer (and, in a lot of ways, the band's heartbeat) Charlie Watts, who died in August. The Stones didn't take on an estimated 40,000 people alone, as they had a full band including drummer Steve Jordan who slayed every beloved track with ferocity. Was this a farewell tour? Who knows. But one thing has always been true of the Stones: they don't stop.

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Everything we saw at the Rolling Stones performance at Detroit's Ford Field
Joe Maroon
Everything we saw at the Rolling Stones performance at Detroit's Ford Field
Joe Maroon
Everything we saw at the Rolling Stones performance at Detroit's Ford Field
Joe Maroon
Everything we saw at the Rolling Stones performance at Detroit's Ford Field
Joe Maroon
Everything we saw at the Rolling Stones performance at Detroit's Ford Field
Joe Maroon
Everything we saw at the Rolling Stones performance at Detroit's Ford Field
Joe Maroon
Everything we saw at the Rolling Stones performance at Detroit's Ford Field
Joe Maroon
Everything we saw at the Rolling Stones performance at Detroit's Ford Field
Joe Maroon
Everything we saw at the Rolling Stones performance at Detroit's Ford Field
Joe Maroon
Everything we saw at the Rolling Stones performance at Detroit's Ford Field
Joe Maroon