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LIVE: Rolling Stones at Petco Park

The biggest live band of them all played to a packed house Sunday at Petco Park.

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The Rolling Stones kicked off their 15-city ZIP CODE tour in America's Finest City at Petco Park on Sunday, May 24, to a long-since sold-out crowd.
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Austin-based blues rock guitarist Gary Clark Jr. opened the show before joining the Stones onstage for "Bitch."
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Generations of fans packed the stadium to dance and sing along as the Stones played such classic hits as “Gimme Shelter,” “Paint It Black,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash" and more.
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The Rolling Stones at Petco Park Sunday May 24, 2015 - Photos by Alex Matthews for NBC 7 SoundDiego
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Though San Diego was the tour's official kick off, the Stones played a "secret" club show in L.A. just days before, selling tickets for only $5 each.
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Fans didn't have to wait for the show to score some Stones swag -- the merch booth was open beginning Saturday for the Sunday show.
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Trivia: How many songs co-written by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards and frontman Mick Jagger made "Rolling Stone" magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list?
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Answer: 14
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For more than two hours, 71-year-old Mick Jagger and co. played hit after hit.
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The English rock icons closed out the show with fireworks to the tune of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction."
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NBA Hall of Famer and sports broadcaster Bill Walton (pictured, second from left), who's also a faithful concert-goer and San Diego native, showed up to rock with the Stones.
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The last time the Stones were in San Diego was 10 years ago -- something that Jagger pointed out during the set.
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As Jagger mentioned between songs, the Rolling Stones were the first band to perform at Petco Park back in 2005.
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The ever-charismatic frontman noted how beautiful San Diego is and even jokingly asked why anyone -- including the Chargers -- would ever want to leave.
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Gary Clark Jr. has had a meteoric rise through the guitar ranks, being lauded by some as "the new Hendrix."
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Clark Jr. is one of more than 10 diverse acts the Stones have opening for them on the North American tour, including Kid Rock, Grace Potter, Brad Paisley and the Avett Brothers.
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Clark Jr. has collaborated with the Foo Fights and Alicia Keys, among others.
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Gary Clark Jr. at Petco Park May 24, 2015
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Gary Clark Jr. at Petco Park May 24, 2015
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