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Video: The Rolling Stones Play Surprise Show at Small Los Angeles Club

The Rolling Stones played a surprise gig at the EchoPlex, a small club in Los Angeles, this past Saturday night, April 27.

The Stones announced the gig via Twitter that afternoon, sending thousands of fans scrambling to the Echo Park neighborhood club, which holds only 700 people. Tickets were $20.

The band played for 90 minutes, a perfect warmup for their 50 and Counting tour, which starts May 3 at the Staples Center, also in LA.

Fans at the EchoPlex got an added bonus: Former Stones guitarist Mick Taylor joined the band for a few tracks. Check out the set list, an official video and a fan-filmed video below.

  • "You Got Me Rocking"
  • "Respectable"
  • "She’s So Cold"
  • "Live With Me"
  • "Street Fighting Man"
  • "That’s How Strong My Love Is"
  • "Little Queenie"
  • "Just My Imagination"
  • "Miss You"
  • "Love In Vain (with Mick Taylor)"
  • "Midnight Rambler (with Mick Taylor)"
  • "Start Me Up"
  • Encore: "Brown Sugar" / "Jumpin’ Jack Flash"

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Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.