Rolling Stones and Lady Gaga rock NYC in surprise album release performance
In a thrilling surprise performance at Racket NYC on October 19, 2023, the iconic Rolling Stones celebrated the release of their new album, Hackney Diamonds, with a bang. The evening was shrouded in anticipation as rumours swirled about the event, which began as an enigmatic “Rolling Stones event” but soon transformed into a full-fledged album-release party.
The legendary band kicked off the night with their timeless 1978 hit, “Shattered,” and proceeded to treat the audience to a selection of tracks from “Hackney Diamonds.” The setlist was infused with classics like “Tumblin’ Dice” and concluded on a high note with “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.” However, the true highlight of the evening was the appearance of Lady Gaga, who joined the Stones on stage for a mesmerizing performance of “Sweet Sound of Heaven.”
Lady Gaga, resplendent in a dazzling, half-maroon, half-black bellbottomed jumpsuit and towering platform heels, delivered a stunning vocal duet with Mick Jagger, creating an electrifying synergy that enchanted the audience. The event drew a star-studded crowd, including Daniel Craig, Mary Kate Olsen, Chris Rock, and Jimmy Fallon, among many other luminaries.
Mick Jagger, who remains remarkably agile and energetic even at 80, charmed the crowd with his signature moves and dynamic stage presence. While Keith Richards appeared somewhat weathered by time, his guitar prowess and charisma were undiminished. The Stones’ performance showcased their enduring musical prowess, and if the show was any indication, a new tour may be on the horizon.