THE ROLLING STONES will move forward with their ‘No Filter’ U.S. tour this year as originally planned, despite the death of drummer Charlie Watts earlier this week.
“The Rolling Stones’ tour dates are moving ahead as planned,” said promoter Concerts West in a statement (via Consequence of Sound).
The initial run of dates was originally planned for 2020, however the coronavirus pandemic put those plans on the shelf. Soon after announcing the new dates, THE ROLLING STONES announced that medical advisors had suggested the 80-year-old Watts sit out the upcoming gigs after having had a recent “medical procedure”.
Charlie would name the 64-year-old Steve Jordan (B.B. King, Bruce Spingsteen, Cat Stevens, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, Beyoncé, LeAnn Rimes, Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars and tons more) as his fill-in behind the kit.
“For once my timing has been a little off. I am working hard to get fully fit but I have today accepted on the advice of the experts that this will take a while. After all the fans’ suffering caused by COVID, I really do not want the many RS fans who have been holding tickets for this tour to be disappointed by another postponement or cancellation. I have therefore asked my great friend Steve Jordan to stand in for me,” said Watts in a statement released on Aug. 5.
Jordan, at the time, added, “It is an absolute honor and a privilege to be Charlie’s understudy and I am looking forward to rehearsing with Mick, Keith and Ronnie. No-one will be happier than me to give up my seat on the drum riser as soon as Charlie tells me he is good to go.”
Watts passed away soon after on Aug. 24 at the age of 80.
‘No Filters’ tour dates:
Rolling Stones ‘No Filter’ 2021 U.S. Tour Dates
Sept. 26 — St. Louis, Mo. @ The Dome at America’s Center
Sept. 30 — Charlotte, N.C. @ Bank Of America Stadium
Oct. 04 — Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Heinz Field
Oct. 09 — Nashville, Tenn. @ Nissan Stadium
Oct. 13 — New Orleans, La. @ New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
Oct. 17 — Los Angeles, Calif @ SoFi Stadium
Oct. 24 — Minneapolis, Minn @ U.S. Bank Stadium
Oct. 29 — Tampa, Fla. @ Raymond James Stadium
Nov. 02 — Dallas, Texas @ Cotton Bowl Stadium
Nov. 06 — Las Vegas, Nev. @ Allegiant Stadium
Nov. 11 — Atlanta, Ga. @ Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Nov. 15 — Detroit, Mich @ Ford Field
Nov. 20 — Austin, Texas @ Circuit of The Americas