Rolling Stones pay tribute to Charlie Watts as they lastly kick off US tour

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wooden honored their bandmate of almost six many years as they lastly kicked off their pandemic-delayed “No Filter” tour at The Dome at America’s Heart in St. Louis, Missouri on Sunday evening.

The present opened to an empty stage with only a drum beat, as photos and movies of Watts had been projected on 4 big screens.

When the group emerged, Jagger shared with a packed stadium that: “It was actually fairly emotional, seeing these photos of Charlie up on the massive display.”

A spokesperson for the musician informed Muricas Information on the time that Watts had handed away peacefully in a London hospital, surrounded by his household, including that he was “one of many biggest drummers of his era.”

It was beforehand introduced that Watts would not participate within the tour whereas he recovered from an unspecified medical process.

Jagger made it clear forward of Sunday’s live performance that Watts’ absence on stage could be felt.

“I have to say although, at this level, it’s kind of of a poignant evening for us as a result of it is our first tour in 59 years that we have accomplished with out our beautiful Charlie Watts. And all of us miss Charlie a lot,” he stated in a video shared on Instagram.

“We miss him as a band, we miss him as a good friend on and off the stage and we have got so many reminiscences of Charlie — and I am positive a few of you which have seen us earlier than have gotten reminiscences of Charlie as effectively.

Mick Jagger leads Rolling Stones' tribute to drummer Charlie Watts

“I hope you’ll bear in mind him like we do, so we might prefer to dedicate this present to Charlie.”

The legendary British rock band’s 13-date tour had been scheduled for Could 2020 earlier than the coronavirus restrictions precipitated it to be postponed.

The band are scheduled to make pit stops in, amongst others, Florida, Atlanta and Los Angeles earlier than wrapping in Austin, Texas on November 20.

Touring musician and longtime Stones affiliate Steve Jordan will exchange Watts on drums at some stage in the tour.

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