The Rolling Stones cover Beatles song and crowd sing 'You'll Never Walk Alone' at Liverpool gig
10 June 2022, 13:00
Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones played a fantastic gig at Liverpool's Anfield Stadium and paid tribute to local legends The Beatles.
The rock icons kicked off the UK leg of their SIXTY tour at Anfield Stadium, and made sure to pay tribute to their rivals.
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He said: “We decided instead to do a cover of a song written by some other local lads so we’re doing this especially for you Liverpool, OK?”
Watch the Rolling Stones perform the song for the first time in 10 years below:
Despite deciding not to play 'You'll Never Walk Alone', the crowd burst into their own version of the Liverpool FC song, while waiting for the band to return after their encore.
Doesn’t need to be a football match for a rendition of You’ll Never Walk Alone at Anfield. Here’s the crowd waiting for the Rolling Stones to do their encore. #anfield #rollingstones pic.twitter.com/lyO673nQIM— Helen Brown (@redhels) June 10, 2022
Mick Jagger - joined by Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood - also dedicated the show to late drummer Charlie Watts, who died in 2021, aged 80.
Speaking to the crowd, Mick said: "In 1962 we met a drummer called Charlie Watts and this is our first tour in England we’ve done without him, so we’d like to dedicate this show to Charlie."
It was the first time The Stones had performed in Liverpool for over 50 years, having last played at the Empire Theatre in 1971.
The Rolling Stones will return on UK for two shows at the BST Hyde Park shows on June 25 and July 3.