Thursday, August 26, 2021

The Rolling Stones to proceed with US tour following death of Charlie Watts

The Rolling Stones will proceed with their fall US tour as scheduled following the recent passing of drummer Charlie Watts.

“The Rolling Stones’ tour dates are moving ahead as planned,” says promoter Concerts West in a statement to Rolling Stone in response to the many inquiries it’s received about the status of the tour.

Set to open in St. Louis, MO on September 26, the 12-date series was already set to see Steve Jordan behind the drum kit after he was asked by Watts to stand in for him during the series while he was recovering from a recent medical procedure and before he passed away on August 24 at the age of 80.

“It is an absolute honor and a privilege to be Charlie’s understudy,” Jordan said at the time.

Jordan has been a longtime associate of the band: he played on their 1986 album, “Dirty Work”, and joined Keith Richards to form The X-Pensive Winos, in 1987.

During the fall tour, The Rolling Stones will release a series of expanded 40th anniversary deluxe editions of their 1981 album, “Tattoo You”, on October 22.

Featuring the hits “Start Me Up” and “Waiting On A Friend”, the original record has been remastered for 2021 as a standalone set, with most packages featuring a set of unreleased recordings and a 1982 concert from London’s Wembley Stadium.
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2021 US Tour

Sep 26 – St. Louis, MO @ The Dome at America’s Center
Sep 30 – Charlotte, NC @ Bank Of America Stadium
Oct 04 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field
Oct 09 – Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium
Oct 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ SoFi Stadium
Oct 24 – Minneapolis, MN @ U.S. Bank Stadium
Oct 29 – Tampa, FL @ Raymond James Stadium
Nov 02 – Dallas, TX @ Cotton Bowl Stadium
Nov 06 – Las Vegas, NV @ Allegiant Stadium
Nov 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Nov 15 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
Nov 20 – Austin, TX @ Circuit of The Americas

See also:

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