September 19 [12:00 EDT] -- The Rolling Stones made a surprise appearance at a small club called The Double Door on Thursday night, playing a 65-minute set for a crowd of less than 500 people.
The show was announced--or at least admitted to--at 10 AM that morning. Only a handful of tickets (one per person with a wristband and ID policy to thwart scalpers) were made available to the general public.
The set list was similar to the hit-heavy show the band played in Toronto last week with just two songs from their new album. Tunes included "Little Queenie," "Crazy Mama," "19th Nervous Breakdown," "The Last Time," "Start Me Up," "Jumping Jack Flash," "Anybody Seen My Baby" (the first single from the new album "Bridges to Babylon"), "Let It Bleed," "Honky Tonk Woman," "Shame Shame Shame," "You Got Me Rockin" and "Brown Sugar."
The band and a crew of close to 200 are amassing in Chicago for the first date of their world tour, September 23 at Soldier Field.