The Rolling Stones have individually broken their silence on social media over drummer Charlie Watts sitting out of the band’s fall tour dues to an unspecified illness. Keith Richards‘ longtime collaborator and drummer, Steve Jordan will fill in for Watts throughout the 13-city tour.
Keith Richards said, “This has been a bit of a blow to all of us, to say the least. And we’re all wishing for Charlie to have a speedy recovery and to see him as soon as possible. Thank you to Steve Jordan for joining us in the meantime.”
Mick Jagger added: “We really look forward to welcoming Charlie back as soon as he is fully recovered. Thank you to our friend Steve Jordan for stepping in, so we can still play all the shows for you this fall
Ron Wood posted: “I will miss Charlie on our upcoming tour, but he told me the show must go on! I’m really looking forward to Charlie getting back on stage with us as soon as he’s fully recovered. A huge thank you to the band’s old friend Steve Jordan for rockin’ on in Charlie’s place, and on his drum seat for the Autumn tour.”
- The Rolling Stones tour dates (subject to change):
September 26 – St. Louis, MO – The Dome at America’s Center
September 30 – Charlotte, NC – Bank Of America Stadium
October 4 – Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Field
October 9 – Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium
October 13 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
October 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
- Newly released is the Rolling Stones‘ latest multimedia set, The Rolling Stones — A Bigger Bang: Live On Copacabana Beach.
- The double-DVD, two-CD collection was captured in Brazil on February 8th, 2006 at Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach in front of a reported 1.5 million people — both on land and at sea.
- The set, which is an expanded version of the 2007 release, is packaged in a 12-by-12, 40-page book, along with an exclusive bonus DVD including a November 2005 concert in Salt Lake City — also from the band’s tour behind A Bigger Bang.
- The package has also been issued as a triple-LP — pressed on blue, yellow, and green vinyl, along with a clear vinyl version.
CHECK IT OUT: The Stones in 1965 performing “The Last Time” live in Ireland: