(Reuters) – Mick Jagger swaggered back to the stage on Friday in his first concert after undergoing heart surgery in April as the Rolling Stones kicked off a delayed North American tour.
The veteran British band opened its No Filter tour in Chicago at the city’s 61,500 seat Soldier Field stadium, after delaying the 17-date U.S. and Canada tour to allow for Jagger’s medical treatment.
Opening to a sold-out crowd, the band kicked off with its classic hit “Street Fighting Man” as the Stones frontman, dressed in skinny black jeans and a black and white jacket, strutted across the stage, singing and pumping his fist.
One Chicagoan not in attendance — but looking forward to the band’s follow-up performance — was Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who thanked Jagger for a shoutout he gave her.
“Wasn’t at your show last night, but hope to be there next Tuesday,” Lightfoot wrote on Twitter. “Welcome to Chicago!”
Jagger, 75, underwent heart valve replacement surgery in New York…
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