The Rolling Stones played the first – unofficial – show of their 2021 No Filter Tour at a private event on Monday night.
Hosted by Robert Craft, owner of the New England Patriots, the short concert was held at the Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, and was their first show since the death of drummer Charlie Watts on 2 August. The band
Accordingly, during the show the Stones took some time to pay their respects to their late drummer, the show dedicated to him. In a video posted on his Twitter account by Mick Jagger on Tuesday, the front worker was heard giving a heartfelt speech in honor of Watts.
“This is the first show of our 2021 tour, so this, this is the try. I must say, this is a touching night for us at the moment, because this is our first tour in 59 years without our beautiful Charlie Watts.” We all miss Charlie so much. We miss him as a band, we miss him as a friend on stage and off. ”
Jagger concluded the dedication with a toast: “We’ve got a lot of memories of Charlie, and I’m sure those of you who’ve seen us before have gotten to know Charlie. And I hope you’ll remember him as much as we do. So we want to dedicate this event to Charlie.” Let’s drink for Charlie! “
The Stones 2021 tour officially kicked off August 26 in St. Louis, Md.
Watch the full video below.
– Mick Jagger September 21, 2021