Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, 80, pulls out of band’s US tour after present process emergency surgical procedure in London
- The star, clearly in good spirits, joked: ‘For as soon as, my timing has been a bit of off’
- It means Watts will sit out the 13-date No Filter tour of the States subsequent month
- Sizzling session drummer and buddy of the band Steve Jordan will stand in for him
Rolling Stones star Charlie Watts has been compelled to withdraw from the band’s tour of the US after having an emergency operation.
The legendary drummer, 80, underwent a ‘profitable process’ in London after a routine check-up highlighted an issue, in keeping with studies.
Clearly nonetheless in good spirits, he informed the Solar: ‘For as soon as, my timing has been a bit of off.’
Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones performs at MetLife Stadium on August 05, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey
Watts now faces a number of weeks of restoration, which means he should sit out the Stones’ 13-date No Filter tour of the states, which is because of kick off in September.
Sizzling session drummer and buddy of the band Steve Jordan will stand in for him for the gigs, earlier than Charlie plans to rejoin his bandmates later within the yr.
The band had solely introduced the relaunch of the tour, derailed by the pandemic, final month, with the primary efficiency coming in St. Louis on September 26.
‘I am so excited to get again on the stage once more and need to thank everybody for his or her persistence,’ frontman Mick Jagger, 77, stated in an announcement. ‘See you quickly!’
Keith Richards, additionally 77, added: ‘We’re again on the highway! See you there!’
The opening evening at The Dome at America’s Centre is adopted by rescheduled stops in Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Minneapolis, Tampa, Dallas, Atlanta, Detroit and Austin.
The band has additionally added three new dates, together with the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Competition – their first time taking part in there – on October 13, Los Angeles on October 17 at SoFi Stadium, and Las Vegas on November 6 at Allegiant Stadium.
Watts added final evening: ‘I’m working arduous to get absolutely match however I’ve as we speak accepted on the recommendation of the consultants that this can take some time.
‘In any case the frustration with delays to the tour attributable to Covid, I actually don’t desire the various Stones followers within the States who’ve been holding tickets to have one other postponement or cancellation.’