The Rolling Stones Release Different Version of ‘Wild Horses’

“Wild Horses,” The Rolling Songs classic hit previously released as the band’s second U.S. song, has a new, slightly more melancholic sound. The different version was recently released in anticipation of the May 25 reissue of the Sticky Fingers album and their upcoming North America summer tour, ZIP CODE.

Slate reports that the remastered version Stinger Fingers will feature different versions to a series of songs from the original album. “Wild Horses,” which was previously released as a single in 1971 and on the band’s 1995 live album Stripes, gives fans an acoustic remake of the song that feels even more intimate and emotional than the original version, which shot up to No. 28 on Billboard’s Top 100 in June, 1971.

Since the date of its original release, “Wild Horses” has been covered live by numerous artists including Guns N Roses, Bush, Jewel, Garbage, and more recently, Alicia Keys and Kelly Clarkson. It’s also No. 334 on Billboard’s 2004 500 Greatest Hits of All Time.

On May 25, The Rolling Stones will kick off the North America leg of their upcoming tour, which includes a total of 15 concerts. Apparently, fans, already excited over the new tour, crashed the band’s official website on March 31. However, tour information can also be found on The Rolling Stones’ Facebook page. Ticket sales are slated to open for American Express card holders on April 8 and to the general public on April 13.

Meanwhile, Mick Taylor, the band’s former guitarist who appeared on three albums including Sticky Fingers, Let It Bleed, and Exile on Main St. will not be joining The Rolling Stones on tour. The rest of the band, including Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Bill Wyman, will perform at all North American concerts.

Jagger recently expressed his gratitude for fans and his excitement about the tour.

“We are excited to be back in North America playing stadiums this summer! We are looking forward to being back on stage and playing your favorite songs.”

ZIP CODE Tour Dates

  • May 24: San Diego, CA @ Petco Park
  • May 30: Columbus, OH @ Ohio Stadium
  • June 3: Minneapolis, MN @ TCF Bank Stadium
  • June 6: Dallas, TX @ AT&T Stadium
  • June 9: Atlanta, GA @ Bobby Dodd Stadium
  • June 12: Orlando, FL @ Orlando Citrus Bowl
  • June 17: Nashville, TN @ LP Field
  • June 20: Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field
  • June 23: Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
  • June 27: Kansas City, MO @ Arrowhead Stadium
  • July 1: Raleigh, NC @ Carter-Finley Stadium
  • July 4: Indianapolis, IN @ Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • July 8: Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
  • July 11: Buffalo, NY @ Ralph Wilson Stadium
  • July 15: Quebec, QC @ Le Festival d’été de Québec

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