The Rolling Stones To Move Forward With US Tour After Charlie Watts' Death

By Katrina Nattress

August 25, 2021

The Rolling Stones In Concert - Pasadena, CA
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When Charlie Watts passed away on Tuesday (August 24), it was unclear if The Rolling Stones still planned on embarking on their No Filter U.S. tour (Watts had already pulled out of the tour after undergoing emergency heart surgery earlier this month).

According to The Sun, the show will go on because Watts' bandmates believe that's what the drummer would have wanted. And they plan to honor him onstage.

“The band want to make the show a celebration of his life. He was like a brother to them but they know he would have hated the thought of them cancelling shows," a source told the outlet. “Charlie had given them his blessing to tour without him following his operation, so they will honour his wishes.”

The 13-date trek will see the Stones traverse the country, beginning in St. Louis on September 26 and wrapping up in Austin on November 20. The tour was supposed to take place last year but was postponed due to the pandemic. See a full list of dates below.

The Rolling Stones 'No Filter' USA 2021 tour dates

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. 13 - New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

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

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