LOS ANGELES (May 4, 2013)--The Rolling Stones have launched their “50 and Counting” tour with an energetic set on the stage of the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts delivered a rousing performance Friday with the kind of youthful energy and musical verve they displayed decades ago.
Their faces showed their age, but their performance did not, with a nonstop, more than two-hour set packed with hits.
Gwen Stefani joined the group to sing "Wild Horses," Keith Urban played guitar and sang backup on "Respectable," and veteran Stones member Mick Taylor added guitar to "Midnight Rambler."
Jack Nicholson was in the audience and fans welcomed him with a round of applause as he took his seat.
The Rolling Stones U.S. tour continues through June 21.