The iconic band was making its first appearance in Europe since drummer Charlie Watts died Aug. 24, 2021, at the age of 80.
The Stones launched their 60th-anniversary tour at the Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid, Spain, and played “Out of Time,” a song from the band’s 1966 British album, “Aftermath,” Rolling Stone reported.
The song was later popularized by Chris Farlowe’s 1966 cover version, which was produced by Stones lead singer Mick Jagger, Deadline reported. The song, which featured Jimmy Page on guitar, reached No. 1 on the British charts in 1966, Variety reported.
In 1975, a Stones version of the song was released as a single from a demo on the “Metamorphosis” compilation album released by their former manager, Allen Klein, after the band was out from under his thumb, the entertainment site reported.
The rest of the Stones’ playlist was similar to what the group played in the U.S. last year, Rolling Stone reported. That included hits such as “Beast of Burden” and “Street Fighting Man” with lesser-known songs like “Sad Sad Sad” and “Slipping Away.”
The Stones’ tour continues on June 5 in Munich, Germany before ending in Stockholm, Sweden, on July 31.
English drummer Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones, circa 1965. (Photo by Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
British rock group the Rolling Stones at Heathrow Airport in London, UK, April 1967. From left to right, Bill Wyman, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones and Charlie Watts. (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Singer Mick Jagger (left) and drummer Charlie Watts of rock group the Rolling Stones at Heathrow Airport in London, UK, April 1967. (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
The Rolling Stones at the Kensington Gore Hotel, where they staged a mock-medieval banquet for the launch of their new album ‘Beggars Banquet’, London, 5th December 1968. Left to right: Keith Richards (front), Brian Jones (1942 -1969, back), Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts. (Photo by Larry Ellis/Daily Express/Getty Images)
British rock band The Rolling Stones in Hyde Park, London, UK, 13th June 1969; (L-R) Charlie Watts, Mick Taylor, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards. (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
British musicians Keith Richards and Charlie Watts of rock band The Rolling Stones at Heathrow Airport upon their return from the States, London, UK, 8th December 1969. (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
English drummer Charlie Watts of rock group the Rolling Stones at Heathrow Airport in London with his wife Shirley (left) and their daughter Seraphina, UK, 5th December 1972. (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Drummer Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones, at a British concert and sporting a new David Bowie style feather cut. (Photo by Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
British drummer Charlie Watts as The Rolling Stones perform at Earls Court, as part of their Tour of Europe ’76, London, England, May 1976. (Photo by John Minihan/Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Diana, Princess of Wales (1961 -1997) meets Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts and guitarist Bill Wyman after a rock concert at the Albert Hall, London, 22nd September 1983; also Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton. The princess is wearing a total silver outfit. (Photo by Terry Disney/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones perform live at 02 Arena on November 25, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
In this handout image provided by The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Katy Perry, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood pose backstage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by The Rolling Stones via Getty Images)
Ronnie Wood on guitar and Charlie Watts on drums of The Rolling Stones perform at du Arena, Yas Island on February 21, 2014 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Neville Hopwood/Getty Images)
Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones watches the action from the players’ pavilion with Western Australian coach Justin Langer during day one of the Sheffield Shield match between Western Australia and Tasmania at WACA on October 31, 2014 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)
Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones performs live at Perth Arena on October 29, 2014 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
Musician Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones performs during Desert Trip at the Empire Polo Field on October 14, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
(L-R) Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones attend The Rolling Stones celebrate the North American debut of Exhibitionism at Industria in the West Village on November 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Keith Richards (L) and Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones perform onstage at Rose Bowl on August 22, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
In this screengrab, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts of musical group "The Rolling Stones" perform during "One World: Together At Home" presented by Global Citizen on April, 18, 2020. The global broadcast and digital special was held to support frontline healthcare workers and the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization, powered by the UN Foundation. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Global Citizen )