The Rolling Stones will proceed with their U.S. “No Filter” tour this fall following the death of drummer Charlie Watts earlier this week. Watts’ understudy, Steve Jordan, will perform in his place, a rep for the band confirmed to TheWrap.
The “No Filter” tour began in September 2017 and was set to conclude in 2020, but was postponed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Jordan will join surviving members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood for 12 stops beginning in late September.
Sept. 26 – St. Louis, Missouri @ The Dome at America’s Center
Sept. 30 – Charlotte, North Carolina @ Bank Of America Stadium
Oct. 4 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania @ Heinz Field
Oct. 9 – Nashville, Tennessee @ Nissan Stadium
Oct. 17 – Los Angeles, California @ SoFi Stadium
Oct. 24 – Minneapolis, Minnesota @ U.S. Bank Stadium
Oct. 29 – Tampa, Florida @ Raaymond James Stadium
Nov. 2 – Dallas, Texas @ Cotton Bowl Stadium
Nov. 6 – Las Vegas, Nevada @ Allegiant Stadium
Nov. 11 – Atlanta, Georgia @ Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Nov. 15 – Detroit, Michigan @ Ford Field
Nov. 20 – Austin, Texas @ Circuit of the Americas
When announced as Watts’ fill-in, Jordan said, “It is an absolute honor and a privilege to be Charlie’s understudy and I am looking forward to rehearsing with Mick, Keith and Ronnie. No one will be happier to give up my seat on the drum-riser as soon as Charlie is ready to go.”
The rest of the band and other notable musicians paid tribute to Watts earlier this week, and the official Rolling Stones website switched over to a photo of Watts in tribute.