It’s solely rock ‘n’ roll, so The Rolling Stones will play on without drummer Charlie Watts — and also you’ll prefer it.
The rock band will proceed their US tour in September, in accordance with The Sun, and the band can pay a really emotional tribute to their fallen good friend at their live performance subsequent month.
Watts died at the age of 80 on August 24. Members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wooden will proceed their No Filter Tour in St Louis, Missouri on September 26.
The Submit has reached out to the band’s reps for remark.
Watts beforehand left the tour attributable to a medical concern earlier this month. A supply informed the publication, “The band need to make the present a celebration of his life.”
“He was like a brother to them however they know he would have hated the considered them canceling exhibits. Charlie had given them his blessing to tour with out him following his operation, so they’ll honor his needs,” the insider continued.
The Mirror also reported the tour will proceed on as deliberate.
Nevertheless, the Stones’ official web site merely has a poignant tribute to Watts — a photograph of him in a dapper swimsuit — and no different data.
The band issued an emotional assertion following Watts’ demise. “It’s with immense disappointment that we announce the demise of our beloved Charlie Watts,” the assertion learn. “He handed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier right now surrounded by his household.”
The announcement added, “Charlie was a cherished husband, father and grandfather and likewise a member of the Rolling Stones one of many best drummers of his era. We kindly request that the privateness of his household, band members and shut pals is revered at this troublesome time.
Emotional tributes from music lovers, A-list celebrities and followers additionally got here pouring in on Twitter after the information of Watts’ passing hit the airwaves.
Regardless of the information that the trio will proceed their concert events throughout the nation, a number of followers took to Twitter to specific their views on the matter.
“Charlie Watts, the drummer for the Rolling Stones died. He was 80 years previous. They had been planning one other tour. When your band members begin to die of pure trigger, perhaps you need to give up touring,” one disgusted fan tweeted. Nevertheless, one argued, “Why? I say preserve taking part in till everybody drops useless. An excessive amount of enjoyable to destroy it for the dwelling.”
One other consumer added, “They’ll and can proceed to tour however with out Charlie it’s not The Rolling Stones.”
“I believe The Rolling Stones ought to name it quits. Nonetheless tour and play the songs however not as The Rolling Stones. Isn’t the identical,” a fan said. “The Rolling Stones are scheduled to go on their No Filter Tour 2021. I assume Charlie was the filter,” added another.
Watts as soon as expressed his distaste for going on tour. “I don’t truly like touring, and I don’t like dwelling out of suitcases. I hate being away from dwelling. I all the time do excursions pondering they’re the final one and on the finish of them, I all the time depart the band,” Watts stated. “Due to what I do I can’t play the drums at dwelling, so to play the drums I’ve to go on the highway, and to go on the highway I’ve to depart dwelling and it’s like a very vicious circle. And it’s all the time been my life.”
“In a method stadiums are nice as a result of you are able to do that many individuals in a single go and go dwelling as an alternative of a weeklong engagement at a convention centre, which might be high-quality in case you’re not doing it for a 12 months. While you’re doing it for a 12 months, evening after evening, it drives you up the bloody wall – it does me, anyway,” he continued.