The Rolling Stones‘ “No Filter Tour” rolls on tonight (September 30th) hitting Charlotte, North Carolina’s Bank Of America Stadium. Mick Jagger appeared on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show, and shed light on how the band feels to carrying on without their late-drummer — the great, Charlie Watts, according to Rolling Stone.
Jagger explained, “Charlie was the heartbeat for the band, and also a very steady personality. He was not to be perturbed. He was a very reliable person, wasn’t a diva — that’s the last thing you want in a drummer.”
He went on to explain that their relationship went far beyond the confines of the studio or the road: “I miss Charlie because he had a great sense of humor and we also were, outside of the band, we used to hang out quite a lot and have interesting times. We liked sports, we’d go to football, we’d go to cricket games, and we had other interests apart from music.”
Jagger spoke about how the band still feels as though Watts is with them: “Every time we get together now and rehearse, we say, ‘Oh, Charlie would say this, then he would do that.’ We did so many shows with him and so many tours and so many recording sessions, it’s strange being without him. And he said, when he was sick, he said, ‘You’ve gotta just carry on and do this tour. Don’t stop because of me.’ So we did.”
- The Rolling Stones tour dates (subject to change):
September 30 – Charlotte, NC – Bank Of America Stadium
October 4 – Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Field
October 9 – Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium
October 14, 17 – Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium
October 24 – Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
October 29 – Tampa, FL – Raymond James Stadium
November 2 – Dallas, TX – Cotton Bowl Stadium
November 6 – Las Vegas, NV – Allegiant Stadium
November 11 – Atlanta, GA – Mercedes-Benz Stadium
November 15 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field
November 20 – Austin, TX – Circuit of The Americas
- The Rolling Stones will release their latest archival set, Tattoo You: 40th Anniversary, on October 22nd.
- The deluxe edition features a new remaster of the 1981 nine-week chart-topper, a bonus disc of nine previously unreleased — yet heavily bootlegged tracks — and a two-disc June 1982 performance art London’s Wembley Stadium.
- Tattoo You was originally released on August 24th, 1981 and was comprised mainly of reworked outtakes from the band’s archive dating back to the 1972 sessions for the following year’s Goats Head Soup album.
CHECK IT OUT: The Stones on November 28th, 1969 performing “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” live at Madison Square Garden: