Watch Rolling Stones Perform First American Hit For First Time In 25 Years

By Katrina Nattress

May 3, 2024

2024 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
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The Rolling Stones gave fans a surprise at the New Orleans Jazz Festival Thursday night (May 2) by performing their cover of Jerry Ragovoy's "Time Is On My Side" for the first time in 25 years (and second times since 1982), and the timing couldn't have been better. Their set just happened to take place exactly 50 years after recording the cover, and they brought out Irma Thomas (who also recorded a cover of the song) to sing it with them.

“In 1964, which is a very long time ago, we heard this great song on the radio by this amazing singer,” Mick Jagger told the crowd while introducing Thomas to the stage. “We recorded it and it became our first kind of hit in America. The lady that did the song first, she’s the Soul Queen of New Orleans! I’d like to bring out on stage now to sing the song with us.”

The Rolling Stones kicked off their Hackney Diamonds tour earlier this week. Check out fan-shot footage of their "Time Is On My Side" performance and a full list of tour dates below.

The Rolling Stones 2024 Tour Dates

05/07 – Glendale, AZ @ State Farm Stadium w/ Carin León; Electric Mud

05/11 – Las Vegas, NV @ Allegiant Stadium w/ The Pretty Reckless

05/15 – Seattle, WA @ Lumen Field w/ Joe Bonamassa

05/23 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium w/ TBA

05/26 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium w/ Lawrence

05/30 – Foxboro, MA @ Gillette Stadium w/ The Red Clay Strays

06/03 – Orlando, FL @ Camping World Stadium w/ Tyler Childers

06/07 – Atlanta, GA @ Mercedes-Benz Stadium w/ Ghost Hounds

06/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field w/ Kaleo

06/15 – Cleveland, OH @ Cleveland Browns Stadium w/ Ghost Hounds

06/20 – Denver, CO @ Empower Field at Mile High w/ Widespread Panic

06/27 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field w/ Betty LaVette

06/30 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field w/ Lainey Wilson

07/05 – Vancouver, BC @ BC Place w/ Ghost Hounds

07/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ SoFi Stadium w/ The War and Treaty

07/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ SoFi Stadium w/ The Linda Lindas

07/17 – Santa Clara, CA @ Levi’s® Stadium w/ The Beaches

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