Sir Mick Jagger, 78, takes in the world famous sights of Las Vegas during break from tour


Rock superstar Sir Mick Jagger took some time out from The Rolling Stones’ No Filter Tour to play tourist in Las Vegas this weekend.

The singer, 78, took to Instagram to share some pictures of himself taking in the sights of Sin City ahead of his band’s performance at the Allegiant Stadium on Saturday night.

Sir Mick could visited the world famous Fremont Street and The Neon Museum before experiencing the natural beauty of the arid desert outside of town.

Star on tour: Rock superstar Sir Mick Jagger, 78, took some time out from The Rolling Stones' No Filter Tour to play tourist in Las Vegas this weekend

Star on tour: Rock superstar Sir Mick Jagger, 78, took some time out from The Rolling Stones’ No Filter Tour to play tourist in Las Vegas this weekend

Taking to Instragram on Friday, he told his fans: ‘Seeing the sights of Las Vegas….see you at the show tomorrow! #nofiltertour #rollingstones #allegiantstadium.’ 

Sir Mick could be seen wearing a black T-shirt and light cotton pinstripe trousers in the daytime as he enjoyed the warm Nevada weather.

The musician put on an energetic display as he took to the stage at the Allegiant Stadium on Saturday on the latest stop of the The Rolling Stones’ No Filter Tour.

Born to perform: The singer took to Instagram to share some pictures of himself taking in the sights of Sin City ahead of his band's performance at the Allegiant Stadium on Saturday night

Born to perform: The singer took to Instagram to share some pictures of himself taking in the sights of Sin City ahead of his band’s performance at the Allegiant Stadium on Saturday night

Taking in the sights: Sir Mick could visited the world famous Fremont Street one evening in Sin City

Taking in the sights: Sir Mick could visited the world famous Fremont Street one evening in Sin City

The concerts have been a hit with fans but they fought back against the band’s decision to remove Brown Sugar from their US tour setlist after it came under fire over its depiction of slavery and sexual violence.  

The song was axed from the 13-date US tour over fears the British rockers would be ‘cancelled’ by woke music fans who take issue with lyrics like the opening lines: ‘Gold Coast slave ship bound for cotton fields / Sold in the market down in New Orleans / Skydog slaver knows he’s doin’ all right / Hear him whip the women just around midnight.’

Confirming its removal from this setlist in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Keith Richards said the band did not want to get into ‘conflicts’ over the song.

Starlight: The musician posed for a picture outside The Neon Museum at Boneyard Park in the Nevada city

Starlight: The musician posed for a picture outside The Neon Museum at Boneyard Park in the Nevada city

Natural beauty: The star posed for a picture in front of an arid outlook in the desert outside of town

Natural beauty: The star posed for a picture in front of an arid outlook in the desert outside of town

But furious fans said they don’t understand the controversy surrounding the track as it is clearly anti-slavery, with many saying artists should be free to express themselves without fearing ‘cancel culture’.

Now fans are calling on the band to reintroduce the song by bombarding the group’s official Instagram account with requests for it to be performed.

The band donned typically flamboyant stage outfits in Las Vegas on Saturday, with Sir Mick wearing royal blue and gold jacket with a red collar and cuffs. 

Entertainer: The musician put on an energetic display as he took to the stage at the Allegiant Stadium on Saturday on the latest stop of the The Rolling Stones' No Filter Tour

Entertainer: The musician put on an energetic display as he took to the stage at the Allegiant Stadium on Saturday on the latest stop of the The Rolling Stones’ No Filter Tour

He wore a matching satin shirt underneath his jacket which he teamed with a skinny pair of black trousers.  

The rockers – Sir Mick, Keith Richards, 77, and Ronnie Woods, 74, – took to the stage with drummer Steve Jordan, 64, after the death of Charlie Watts, who passed away on August 24 at the age of 80.

Sympathy for the Devil hitmaker Sir Mick recently admitted he and his bandmates are still not used to being on stage without the late drummer.

Putting on a show: The band donned typically flamboyant stage outfits in Las Vegas on Saturday, with Sir Mick wearing royal blue and gold jacket with a red collar and cuffs

Putting on a show: The band donned typically flamboyant stage outfits in Las Vegas on Saturday, with Sir Mick wearing royal blue and gold jacket with a red collar and cuffs

Sir Mick, who described his beloved bandmate as ‘the heartbeat of the group’, told SiriusXM DJ Howard Stern: ‘Every time we get together now and rehearse, we say, “Oh, Charlie would say this, then he would do that.”  

‘We did so many shows with him and so many tours and so many recording sessions, it’s strange being without him. And he said, when he was sick, he said, “You’ve gotta just carry on and do this tour. Don’t stop because of me.” So we did.’

An official cause of death has not been revealed but he suffered from a series of health problems in recent years, including a diagnosis of throat cancer in 2004. 

Star power: The band - Sir Mick, Keith Richards, 77, and Ronnie Woods, 74, - took to the stage with drummer Steve Jordan, 64, after the death of Charlie Watts, who passed away in August

Star power: The band – Sir Mick, Keith Richards, 77, and Ronnie Woods, 74, – took to the stage with drummer Steve Jordan, 64, after the death of Charlie Watts, who passed away in August

Sad loss: Sympathy for the Devil hitmaker Sir Mick recently admitted he and his bandmates are still not used to being on stage without the late drummer

Sad loss: Sympathy for the Devil hitmaker Sir Mick recently admitted he and his bandmates are still not used to being on stage without the late drummer

Heartfelt: Sir Mick recently told SiriusXM DJ Howard Stern: 'Every time we get together now and rehearse, we say, "Oh, Charlie would say this, then he would do that"

Heartfelt: Sir Mick recently told SiriusXM DJ Howard Stern: ‘Every time we get together now and rehearse, we say, “Oh, Charlie would say this, then he would do that”

The group opened their No Filter tour with a special tribute to Charlie in St. Louis last month with 

The show – which was previously delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic – was the iconic band’s first public concert since Charlie’s death.  

And it’s not only on stage that Mick misses Charlie because they had a lot of other shared passions.

He said: ‘I miss Charlie because he had a great sense of humour and we also were, outside of the band, we used to hang out quite a lot and have interesting times…

‘We liked sports, we’d go to football, we’d go to cricket games, and we had other interests apart from music.’

Gone but not forgotten: Sir Mick described Charlie (pictured) as the 'heartbeat' of the group, saying he was a pleasure to work with

Gone but not forgotten: Sir Mick described Charlie (pictured) as the ‘heartbeat’ of the group, saying he was a pleasure to work with

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