It’s only rock’n’roll, so the Rolling Stones will be playing without drummer Charlie Watts – and you’ll like it.
The rock group will continue their U.S. tour in September, according to The Sun, and the group will pay a moving tribute to their late friend during their concert next month.
Watts died at the age of 80 on August 24. Members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood will continue their No Filter tour in St. Louis on September 26th.
The Post has reached out to representatives of the group for comment.
Watts had previously left the tour due to a medical issue earlier this month. A source told the publication: “The group wants to make the show a celebration of their life.
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“He was like a brother to them, but they know he would have hated the idea of them canceling concerts. Charlie had given them the blessing to tour without him undergoing his surgery, so they will honor his wishes,” the insider continued.
The Mirror also announced that the tour will continue as planned.
However, the official Stones website has only one poignant tribute to Watts – a photo of him in a fancy suit – and no other information.
The group released an emotional statement after Watts’ death. “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts,” the statement read. “He passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family.”
The ad added: “Charlie was a cherished husband, father and grandfather and also a member of the Rolling Stones, one of the greatest drummers of his generation. We ask that the privacy of his family, band members and close friends be respected at that time. hard time. “
Emotional tributes from prominent music lovers, celebrities and fans also poured in on Twitter after news of Watts’ passing hit the airwaves.
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Despite the news that the trio will continue their concerts across the country, several fans have taken to Twitter to express their views on the matter.
“Charlie Watts, the Rolling Stones drummer is deceased. He was 80 years old. They were planning another tour. When your band members start to die of natural causes, maybe you should stop touring,” said one fan. disgusted. tweeted. However, a argued, “Why? I say keep playing until everyone drops dead. Too much fun to spoil it for the living.”
Another user added, “They can and will continue to tour, but without Charlie it’s not the Rolling Stones.”
“I think the Rolling Stones should stop. Still touring and playing the songs but not like the Rolling Stones. It’s not the same,” a fan noted. “The Rolling Stones are expected to be on their 2021 No Filter Tour. I guess Charlie was the filter,” added another.
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Watts once expressed his distaste for going on tour. “I don’t really like tours, and I don’t like living with suitcases. I hate being away from home. I always go on tours thinking they are the last and at the end, I always leave. the group, ”Watts said. “Because of what I do, I can’t play the drums at home, so to play the drums I have to go on the road, and to go on the road I have to leave the house and so on. is like a terribly vicious circle, and it’s always been my life.
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“In a way, the stadiums are great because you can do so many people at one time and go home instead of a weeklong commitment to a conference center, which would be nice if you didn’t don’t do it for a year. When you do it for a year, night after night, it drives you up the bloody wall – it does, anyway, “he continued.
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