THE ROLLING STONES go ahead with their planned US tour,
despite the passing of (coolest drummer ever) Charlie Watts.
They played a warm-up show last Monday. The concert was organized by
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and took place at Gillette Stadium
in Foxboro, MA. It marked drummer Steve Jordan‘s debut, replacing Charlie.
At the show, Mick Jagger said at one point: “This is the first show of our 2021
tour, so this is it, this is the tryout. I must say though, at this point it’s a bit of a
poignant night for us because it’s our first tour in 59 years that we have done
without our lovely Charlie Watts. “We all miss Charlie so much. We miss him as
a band, we miss him as friends, on and off the stage.”