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The Rolling Stones Open Tour with Moving Charlie Watts Tribute

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The Rolling Stones opened the last leg of their ‘No Filter’ tour in St. Louis on Sunday night and, as expected, the group has been paying deep tribute to their drummer Charlie Watts since January 1963, who died last month at the age of 80.

As the disconnected drum track played, the show opened with a video montage of watts over the years, sometimes syncing with the video. The group then took to the stage and burst into their 1968 music, “People of Street Fight.”

The second song, “It’s Only Rock N ‘Roll (But I Like It)”, co-founders Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, joined hands on the stage with guitarist Ronnie Wood.

“I just want to say that looking at those pictures of Charlie on screen is quite emotional,” Jagger said. “This is our first visit without him. The feedback from you, what you have said and what we have heard from you has been really touching. And I want to thank you so much for all your compliments. We all miss Charlie so much on stage and off stage and we want to dedicate this tour to Charlie. Here for you, Charlie!

The group paid tribute to Watts in a warm-up gig for the tour last week, a private event in Massachusetts hosted by Robert Croft, owner of the New England Patriots and a longtime Donald Trump supporter.

Through the set with Stones drummer Steve Jordan (see the setlist below), who was told by Watts that he would not be joining the tour last month due to illness. In conclusion, Jagger, Richards and Ronnie Wood, took their final bow as an image of Watts behind them.

Set ‘No Filter’ list

  1. Street Fighting Man
  2. It’s just rock ‘n’ roll (but I like it)
  3. Thrown sixes
  4. Under my thumb
  5. 19MNervousness
  6. Wild horses
  7. You can’t always get what you want
  8. Living in a ghost town
  9. Start me up
  10. Honky Tonk Women
  11. Happy
  12. Sleeping away
  13. Miss you
  14. Midnight Rambler
  15. Color it black
  16. Compassion for the devil
  17. Jumpin Jack Flash
  18. Gimmy Shelter
  19. Satisfaction


The Rolling Stones – No Filter USA 2021

September 26, 2021 MO The Dome at St. Louis, USA Center
September 30, 2021 Charlotte, NC Bank of America Stadium
October 4, 2021 Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Field
October 9, 2021 Nashville, TN Nissan Stadium
October 14, 2021 Los Angeles, CA SoFi Stadium
October 17, 2021 Los Angeles, CA SoFi Stadium
October 24, 2021 Minneapolis, MN US Bank Stadium
October 29, 2021 Tampa, FL Raymond James Stadium
November 2, 2021 Dallas, TX Cotton Bowl Stadium
November 6, 2021 Las Vegas, NV Elegant Stadium
November 11, 2021 Atlanta, GA Mercedes-Benz Stadium
November 15, 2021 Detroit, MI Ford Field
November 20, 2021 TX Circuit in Austin, USA

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