Rolling Stones Pay Tribute to Charlie Watts in Private Show Prior to 2021 Tour
The Rolling Stones warmed up for their 2021 No Filter Tour dates playing a private show for New England Patriots owner Robert Craft and invited guests at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Monday night.
The 15-song set–the band’s first without the late Charlie Watts on drums–included “Sympathy For the Devil” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” “19th Nervous Breakdown” and the tour debut of the 2020 single, “Living in a Ghost Town.” Also included–a cover of a Chi-Lites song, “Troubles A’Comin,” “recorded ages ago,” said Jagger, that is included in the fothcoming 40th anniversary edition of Tattoo You. Oddly omitted from the set were staples “Honky Tonk Women” and “Brown Sugar.”
“It’s a poignant night for us, because it’s our first tour in 59 years that we have done without our lovely Charlie Watts,” Front man Mick Jagger told the crowd. “We all miss Charlie so much. We miss him as a band. We miss him as friend.”
Drummer Steve Jordan will drum for the Stones for the remainder of the dates, which officially kicks off at the Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Mo. on Sept. 26.
Set list below:
Let’s Spend the Night Together
Under My Thumb
Living in a Ghost Town
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
19th Nervous Breakdown
Start Me Up
Sympathy For the Devil
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction