The Rolling Stones’ drummer Charlie Watts gave a surprise performance Tuesday night at a small jazz club in Perth, where the band’s now-postponed tour was scheduled to kick off.
Watts joined the Stones’ touring saxophonist Tim Ries on stage at the 135-capacity venue for a mini-set that included an instrumental version of the 1969 hit “Honky Tonk Woman.”
According to Perth Now, Watts was invited on stage at around midnight. He slipped into the venue through a side door. Watch a clip of Watts' performance below.
The Rolling Stones postponed their 14 On Fire tour in Australia and New Zealand following the death of Mick Jagger's girlfriend, L'Wren Scott. The seven-date trek was to begin in the Western Australian capital on Wednesday night. Promoters Frontier Touring today announced on its Facebook page that efforts were being made ”to reschedule the postponed Australia and New Zealand dates for October/November 2014.”
The West Australian newspaper reports that the Rolling Stones have now left the country.