The Rolling Stones will tour without Charlie Watts: 'My timing has been a little off'

Find out who will fill his drum seat
Charlie Watts
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After undergoing an unspecified medical procedure, The Rolling Stones drummer, Charlie Watts, will sit out the group’s upcoming No Filter Tour. He will be replaced by Steve Jordan.

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“For once, my timing has been a little off,” Watts joked in a statement regarding his absence from the tour. “I am working hard to get fully fit but I have today accepted on the advice of the experts that this will take a while.”

He continued, “After all the fans’ suffering caused by Covid, I really do not want the many RS fans who have been holding tickets for this tour to be disappointed by another postponement or cancellation. I have therefore asked my great friend Steve Jordan to stand in for me.”

The Rolling Stones’ released re-scheduled dates for their No Filter Tour last month after it was postponed due to the global pandemic. The trek will now begin September 26 and continue through 13 cities including 10 from the original tour schedule.

“It is an absolute honor and a privilege to be Charlie’s understudy and I am looking forward to rehearsing with Mick [Jagger], Keith [Richards] and Ronnie [Wood],” Jordan said. “No one will be happier than me to give up my seat on the drum-riser as soon as Charlie tells me he is good to go.”

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