The Rolling Stones kicked off the tour with a vibrant and emotional show: “We’re going to miss Charlie Watts.”

This tour will be different for Rolling Stones. It will be the first without Charlie Watts. Last night the legendary band started a new section of the “No Filter Tour”With a performance at the Dome of America’s Center of St. Louis. The first song to play was “Street Fighting Man”, A classic of Beggars Banquet (1968) with images of the remembered drummer on the stadium’s giant screens.

“It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It)” was the song that followed on the historic night with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood in the center of the scene. “It was very emotional to see Charlie on the screen,” said the singer. “This is the first tour we have done without him. We will miss him so much both on and off stage ”, he completed.

The Rolling Stones, a night marked of successes

The recital was charged with energy, with the audience enjoying pearls of the group as “Under My Thumb”, “Wild Horses”, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”, “Start Me Up” and “Honky Tonk Woman”. Richards took over the vocals on “Little T&A” and “Slipping Away.”

A last masterful part, to the rhythm of “Paint it Black“,” Sympathy for the Devil “and” Jumpin ‘Jack Flash. ” The Stones would return to the stage with “Gimme Shelter” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”.

The Rolling Stones kicked off the tour with a vibrant and emotional show:

Mick Jagger remembered Charlie Watts in the middle of the show: “This is the first time in 59 years that we played without him”

Last week, the Rolling Stones they gave a private show at Gillette Stadium in Boston to 300 people. “This is the first show in 2021. It is what it is, it is a test,” said Jagger onstage with Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards and Steve Jordan, the new drummer who will accompany the band on their tour.

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“I must say it is a moving night for us because it’s our first tour in 59 years without our beloved Charlie Watts“Added the vocalist. “We all miss him so much. The fans, the friends, on stage. We have so many memories of Charlie and I imagine you do too. I hope you guys remember. We would like to dedicate this show to Charlie. Cheers to Charlie ”, he concluded with a beer in his hand making a gesture of toast with the audience.

Steve Jordan, Charlie Watts’ replacement on the next tour

After being postponed due to the pandemic, on August 4 the band confirmed the tour and announced that, due to health problems, Charlie Watts would be replaced by Steve Jordan, a member of Keith Richards’ X-pensive Winos and collaborator of the Stones. At that time, Jordan had appreciated this opportunity and expressed the privilege he felt to be a stand-in for the legendary musician.

Steve Jordan on drums (photo: Al Pereira / Getty Images).
Steve Jordan on drums (photo: Al Pereira / Getty Images).By: Al Pereira | Getty Images

Following the loss of Watts, the band performed their first recital with Jordan on drums and, alongside Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards. The tour will continue through different cities in the United States.

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