Photo by Kevin Mazur

The Rolling Stones played 'Harlem Shuffle' for the first time in 29 years

watch 07/08/2019

Just after four songs into their New Jersey gig last Monday, The Rolling Stones played 'Harlem Shuffle' for the first time since 1990, just over 29 years ago.

Frontman Mick Jagger addressed the crowd asking, "Has anyone crossed two rivers to get here tonight?" he asked. "Anybody here from Queens? Anyone from Manhattan? Westchester? Staten Island? The Bronx? Hartford? Anyone here from New Jersey? We're going to do a song sort of locally, vaguely, based. It's called 'Harlem Shuffle.'"

The Bob and Earl cover was released as a lead single from the band's 1986 LP, 'Dirty Work'. The album peaked at No.5 on the Hot 100 chart, many thanks to the animated music video that had plentiful of airtime on MTV.

However, the last time the Stones performed this song was at Wembley Stadium in London on 25th August 1990. "We haven't done it for ages," Jagger told the crowd. "Be forgiving if you can."

Watch the video filmed by an attendee below.