The Rolling Stones Officially Begin Tour Without Charlie Watts

The legendary band started up last night in St. Louis.

By Andy Kahn Sep 27, 2021 12:14 pm PDT

The Rolling Stones officially started their first tour in 58 years without drummer Charlie Watts by performing a concert last night at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis. Watts died on August 24 at age 80. The Stones tapped Steve Jordan to play drums on the tour.

Sunday’s concert in St. Louis followed a private performance by The Rolling Stones at an event hosted last week by Robert Kraft at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The setlist last night carried over “19th Nervous Breakdown,” which was busted out at the private gig, and the 2020 single “Living In A Ghost Town,” which debuted at the previous show.

  • The Rolling Stones Perform Private Concert In Foxboro

    The Rolling Stones Perform Private Concert In Foxboro

    The Rolling Stones played a private show featuring a 14-song setlist on Monday night at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

Prior to the band starting Sunday’s show, a tribute to Watts was shown on the massive video screens flanking the stage. Following the tribute, the band emerged and kicked into “Street Fighting Man.” After the subsequent “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (but I Like It),” frontman Mick Jagger addressed the audience, with guitarists Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood by his side, and further paid tribute to Watts, dedicating the tour to their late bandmate.

“Wild Horses” was chosen as the fan-requested song and Richards was given his usual fronting duties on “Happy” and “Slipping Away.” The main set ended with a string of classic Stones hits, “Miss You,” “Midnight Rambler,” “Paint It Black,” “Sympathy for the Devil” and “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.”

Sunday’s encore started with “Gimme Shelter” and ended with “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” Watch audience-shot video from Sunday’s Stones concert in St. Louis below:

Charlie Watts Tribute/Street Fighting Man

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Jagger Speech/Tumbling Dice

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19th Nervous Breakdown

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Living in a Ghost Town

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Band Introductions


The Rolling Stones at The Dome at America's Center

  • Street Fighting Man
  • It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (but I Like It)  
  • Tumbling Dice
  • Under My Thumb
  • 19th Nervous Breakdown  
  • Wild Horses  
  • You Can't Always Get What You Want
  • Living in a Ghost Town  
  • Start Me Up
  • Honky Tonk Women  
  • Happy  
  • Slipping Away  
  • Miss You
  • Midnight Rambler
  • Paint It Black
  • Sympathy for the Devil
  • Jumpin' Jack Flash
  • Gimme Shelter
  • (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
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