The Rolling Stones play the emotional tour kick-off without Charlie Watts


The Rolling Stones are back on tour and while their late drummer Charlie Watts wasn’t behind the kit, his presence was definitely felt when the “No Filter” tour kicked off in St. Louis on Sunday. evening (September 26).

Images of Watts over the years were part of a video montage that was shown on the big screen for the public to see, and the moment definitely hit singer Mick Jagger as he addressed the crowd. .

“It’s the first comeback show,” the singer said. “It’s really, really moving to see these pictures of Charlie on screen. This is our first tour we’ve ever done without him. you guys and what you said was really touching. “

He added, as he was flanked by Ron Wood and Keith Richards: “We miss Charlie both on and off stage and would love to dedicate this tour to Charlie.

Video panel shows Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts tribute

Mick Jagger addresses the crowd about Charlie Watts, the band plays “Tumbling Dice”

The night started off with “Street Fighting Man” and “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It” before Jagger addressed the crowd. After his lyrics on Watts, the band embarked on the “Tumbling Dice” on percussion.

Although the show was the first official date on the tour, the group had previously performed a private warm-up show last week at Gillette Stadium for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and guests. They also honored Watts with a toast and tribute during this performance. To see upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, go here.

In early August, doctors advised Watts not to participate in the group’s next tour after undergoing medical intervention. The group called on Steve Jordan to replace them. News of Watts’ death broke on August 24, with the musician walking peacefully into a London hospital room surrounded by his family.

Rolling Stones St. Louis The Dome at America’s Center Setlist – September 26, 2021

1. “Street fighter”
2. “It’s only rock’n’roll (but I like it)”
3. “Falling dice”
4. “Under my thumb”
5. “19th nervous breakdown”
6. “Wild horses”
7. “You can’t always get what you want”
8. “Living in a ghost town”
9. “Start me”
10. “Honky Tonk Women”
11. “Small T&A”
12. “Escape”
13. “I miss you”
14. “Midnight hiker”
15. “Paint it black”
16. “Sympathy for the devil”
17. “Jumpin ‘Jack Flash”


18. “Give me shelter”
19. “(I cannot get satisfaction)”

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