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Rolling Stones to Play 2021 U.S. Dates as Planned Following Death of Charlie Watts

The promoter of the Rolling Stones‘ upcoming U.S. tour said on Thursday (August 26) that the 12-date No Filter outing will go on following the death of drummer Charlie Watts earlier this week. According to Rolling Stone magazine, promoter Concerts West said in a statement that “The Rolling Stones’ tour dates are moving ahead as planned.”

On August 4 the band announced that Watts, 80, would not be joining them on the tour after 58 years behind the kit due to recuperation required after an unspecified medical procedure. They announced at the time that their longtime associate Steve Jordan — who has been member of Stones guitarist Keith Richards’ X-Pensive Winos side project, as well as the John Mayer Trio — would be filling in for Watts. At the time, Jordan said in a statement, “It is an absolute honor and a privilege to be Charlie’s understudy and I am looking forward to rehearsing with Mick, Keith and Ronnie. No-one will be happier than me to give up my seat on the drum-riser as soon as Charlie tells me he is good to go.”

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The No Filter tour was originally scheduled to hit U.S. stadiums in 2020 before being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic; the outing is slated to resume on Sept. 26 with a show at the Dome of America’s Center in St. Louis and run through a Nov. 20 gig at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

Check out the dates for the No Filter USA 2021 Tour below:

Sept. 26 –  St. Louis, MO @ The Dome at America’s Center

Sept. 30 – Charlotte, NC @ Bank Of America Stadium

Oct. 4 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field

Oct. 9 – 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. 2 – Dallas, TX @ Cotton Bowl Stadium

Nov. 6 – 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