The Rolling Stones will perform without drummer Charlie Watts.
New reports suggest the group will continue their U.S. tour in September, despite Watts’ death on Tuesday.
Sources tell The Sun that Mick Jagger and his band mates will be paying an emotional tribute to their drummer on the No Filter tour in St. Louis on September 26.
Watts had previously retired from the tour to recover from an unspecified medical procedure and session drummer Steve Jordan had been announced as his replacement for the concerts.
“The group wants to make the show (in St. Louis) a celebration of their (Watts) life,” an insider told the tabloid. “He was like a brother to them, but they know he would have hated the idea of them canceling concerts. Charlie had given them his blessing to shoot without his surgery, so they will honor his wishes. “
The Stones paid tribute to their late bandmate on their official website, posting a favorite photo of Watts, who performed his last show with the band on August 30, 2019.
Charlie has often spoken of his aversion to touring, saying, “I don’t like living with suitcases. I hate being away from home. I always do tours thinking they are the last and at the end I always leave Because of what I’m doing I can’t play drums at home so to play drums I have to go on the road, and to go on the road I have to leave the house and it’s like a terribly vicious circle. And that has always been my life. ”