The Rolling Stones Perform “Dead Flowers” With Tyler Childers in Orlando [Watch]

By Stu Kelly / June 4, 2024

The Rolling Stones delivered a special treat to fans on Monday night, June 3, welcoming country star Tyler Childers to the stage for a memorable performance of their Sticky Fingers classic “Dead Flowers.” The surprise collaboration marked the tour debut of the song, a beloved track the Stones have only played sporadically in recent years.

Childers, who had opened the show earlier in the evening, upped the number of guitars onstage to at least four. He strummed his acoustic guitar in sync with Mick Jagger’s while the iconic duo of Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards traded electric licks. In addition to playing guitar, Childers shared vocal duties with Jagger, adding an extra layer of harmony to the country-inspired tune. The result was a rousing rendition that thrilled the audience and highlighted the song’s timeless appeal.

According to Setlist. fm, this exceptional performance marked the first time “Dead Flowers” had been included in a Rolling Stones set list since 2019. The crowd’s enthusiastic response underscored the track’s enduring popularity, which remains a fan favorite from the Stones’ extensive catalog.

Childers is currently on his own extensive 2024 tour in support of his 2023 album Rustin’ in the Rain. Fortunately, the Orlando show fit neatly into his schedule between Virginia Beach and Tampa performances. His “Mule Pull” tour will continue throughout the summer, culminating in a set at the inaugural Country Calling Festival in Ocean City, Maryland, on October 5.

The Rolling Stones are in the midst of their Hackney Diamonds tour, which resumes on Friday, June 7, in Atlanta and concludes on July 21 in Ridgedale, Missouri. The band has been joined by a rotating lineup of openers, including Gary Clark Jr., The Pretty Reckless, and Joe Bonamassa. Future shows will feature performances by Widespread Panic, Bettye LaVette, Lainey Wilson, The War and Treaty, and The Linda Lindas, among others.

Monday night’s show in Orlando was a standout event, showcasing the Stones’ ability to surprise and delight their fans. With Tyler Childers joining them for a tour-debut performance of “Dead Flowers,” the legendary band once again proved their enduring magic and collaborative spirit.

Watch fan-shot footage of the collaboration below. 

Cover photo via @RollingStones. 

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