Ronnie Wood celebrates 75th birthday at opening of The Rolling Stones’ new tour

The guitarist was also marking 47 years since he joined the rock band
Ronnie Wood celebrates 75th birthday at opening of The Rolling Stones’ new tour

By Naomi Clarke, PA Entertainment Reporter

Ronnie Wood has celebrated his 75th birthday with The Rolling Stones as they opened their 60th anniversary tour in Madrid, Spain.

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 rock band 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 hugging his twin six-year-old daughters, 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 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.

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