Jagger is back after heart surgeryMick Jagger swaggered back to the stage on Friday in his first concert since 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.
Jagger, 75, underwent heart valve replacement surgery in New York in early April, and in May reassured fans that he was back in shape by posting video on Twitter of him dancing in a studio.
“Perhaps seeking to prove that neither time nor a bum ticker can slow him down, the 75-year old singer was a paragon of unbridled energy and enthusiasm throughout the uncharacteristically chilly Friday night performance,” wrote Billboard magazine.