Any concerns that Mick Jagger might be hindered by the heart procedure he underwent in April were immediately erased the moment the near-76-year-old bounded onto the massive stage at Soldier Field.
As the band unfurled “Street Fighting Man,” Jagger took an early lap down the lengthy ramp that extended from the stage, svelte as always in a black and white outfit.
Following the opening piano riff of “Let’s Spend the Night Together” from Georgia’s Chuck Leavell, Jagger shimmied and gyrated, his rubbery limbs as astoundingly supple as ever.
The Rolling Stones launched the North American leg of their No Filter tour Friday night in Chicago after the postponement caused by Jagger’s recuperation.
The band will circle the country for 17 shows, though Atlanta, where they last played in 2015, is still absent from the itinerary.