Ronnie Wood rocks out celebrating 75th birthday at opening night of Rolling Stones’ new tour in Madrid
Posted by  badge Boss on Jun 02
Happy 75th birthday, Ronnie Wood! (Picture: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

celebrated his 75th birthday with as they opened their 60th anniversary tour in Madrid, Spain.

As well as his milestone birthday, the rock band’s guitarist was also marking 47 years since he joined the group as they took to the stage on Wednesday evening at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

Following the show, Wood shared photos of himself with the setlist on Twitter and wrote: ‘Thank you for an incredible opening night to the #StonesSIXTY tour, Madrid!’

The iconic rock group, comprised of Wood, Sir Mick Jagger, 78, Keith Richards, 78, and drummer Steve Jordan, 65, also posted a photo of the birthday boy warming up at soundcheck ahead of the concert, writing: ‘Keep on rockin’ Ronnie!’

To mark the occasion earlier in the day, Wood shared a sweet photo on Instagram of him , Gracie and Alice, as they gaze up at him.

His wife Sally, 44, posted the photo as well noting that the ‘lovely image’ was celebrating both her husband’s 75th and twin daughters turning six.

The Rolling Stones kicked off their new 60th anniversary tour in Madrid, and Ronnie made sure to celebrate his milestone birthday by running across the stage (Picture: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Sir Mick Jagger rocked out on stage (Picture: Javier Bragado/Redferns)

The musician also thanked fans for their presents and birthday wishes in another video, while showing off his 75th ballon decorations and birthday cake.

While on his Instagram story, he praised his wife for gifting him a blanket which featured a collage of graphic art images of The Rolling Stones logo.

Following the gig in the Spanish capital the band also thanked fans for the ‘amazing opening show’ and revealed it was the first time their 1966 track Out Of Time had been played live.

‘Muchas gracias Madrid for an amazing opening show!’ the official account tweeted.

‘Hope you enjoyed Out Of Time – that’s the first time the Stones have ever played it live.’

Irish singer Imelda May also honoured Wood’s birthday by posting a photo of her and him on stage on her Instagram story.

While fans and famous faces added their birthday wishes in the comments of his and Sally’s Instagram posts including singer Natalie Imbruglia and model and Sir Rod Stewart’s wife Penny Lancaster.

Ronnie looked like the happiest dad ever as he shared a snap of himself with his twin daughters (Picture: Richard Young/Shutterstock)

During the concert, there was also special tribute to the band’s late drummer Charlie Watts, , with the show starting with a video montage played during Street Fighting Man.

Meanwhile, Richards previously said the band’s longevity comes down to them all still wanting to be in a group together.

He told The Sun: Life’s just too interesting to die. Anything I wanted to do had to be done — I couldn’t slack off.

‘Sixty years is a hell of a long time. How do you do that? I think the most important thing is that the people in the band want to stay together. That helps!

‘We had our ups and downs, of course. But in the end we always noticed
that we are more creative together. And, of course, across these — my God! — six decades, you have got used to each other.’