Mick Jagger remembers Charlie Watts: ‘I still think about him’

The cult band will begin their tour on June 1 in Madrid. “SIXTY” is set to celebrate the Rolling Stones’ six decades on the scene.

The Stones will also play, among others, in Liverpool (Anfield) for the first time since 1971. In addition, they will perform twice in Hyde Park, London, between concerts Duran Duran, Pearl Jam, Adele And Elton John. During the “sixty” they will visit a total of 13 cities. They will show closest to Poland in Vienna and Munich.

The first band to support the Stones on tour has already been announced – ahead of the concert in Liverpool they will be the popular UK New Wave band, Echo and Bunnymen.

The death of 80-year-old Charlie Watts in good health was truly unexpected. The musician was rushed to the hospital after a routine check-up a few weeks before the start of the tour, and within just a month his illness had taken him out of this world. Colleagues at The Rolling Stones later said that during the inspection Watts’ recurrence of cancer was revealed, but no one expected such a short battle with the disease.

The departure of the musician caused pain to many fans of the band – it was no different with his musicians, who have played together for almost 6 decades. Suddenly, behind Jagger, instead of Watts on the drums, he was at concerts Steve Jordanwho became the new supporting musician for the Rolling Stones.

Watsa Jagger recalls, “When I turn around during a concert, I don’t expect to see him behind me. But I think about him. Not only during rehearsals or on stage, but also in a different way.” He says: “I was going to call him and talk about the Arsenal game yesterday because he was a fan of Tottenham and I am behind Arsenal. I miss him as a musician and as a friend.”

Over the past few years, right after the climax of the concert, the musician was the last to leave the stage. Mick Jagger is now having trouble getting used to a drummer who doesn’t join them to say goodbye to the crowd. “When we get on stage and we finally bow, Charlie’s gone. He was always the last to come down. And I’d say to him, ‘Come on, what do you have to do?'” “The chopsticks because he always had to put them in a row before he got off the chair”- he recalled his own colleague’s habit.

The group will give 14 concerts in continental Europe and Great Britain.

June 1 – Madrid, Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Spain
June 5 – Munich, Olympic Stadium, Germany
June 9 – Liverpool, Anfield, United Kingdom
June 13 – Amsterdam, Johan Cruyff Arena, Netherlands
June 17 – Bern, Wankdorf Stadium, Switzerland
June 21 – Milan, San Siro Stadium, Italy
June 25 – London, Hyde Park, UK

July 3 – London, Hyde Park, UK
July 11 – Brussels, King Baudouin Stadium, Belgium
July 15 – Vienna, Ernst Happel Stadium, Austria
July 19 – Lyon, Groupama Stadium, France
July 23 – Paris, Hippodrome of Paris, France
July 27 – Gelsenkirchen, Veltins Arena, Germany
July 31 – Stockholm, Friends Arena, Sweden.

Tickets for all concerts are still available – including those at Hyde Park. The performances there are special for the Rolling Stones. Their famous 1969 concert, shortly after their death Brian Jones, was seen by 250,000 to half a million people. Since then, they have played there only once – in 2013. “When Hyde Park is mentioned, it is impossible not to think of the Rolling Stones,” said Jim King, General Manager European Festivals at AEG Presents. Two evenings close on June 25 and July 3 lineup Stunning BST Hyde Park 2022, but no one gives a rock like stones when they are on their own land in London.”

Last year, the drummer of the Rolling Stones died, Charlie WattsBut as emphasized Keith Richards Before his death he recorded his parts for several songs. “You haven’t heard the last time yet [nagrania] Charlie Watts,” he said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. After Watts’ death, the band supports Steve Jordan.

According to recent information, fans will also be watching Rolling Stones’ new album in the near future. “60 Years on Top is an amazing achievement, and this tour will be unforgettable. After that, a new album will be released. (…) Mick and Keith were recently in Jamaica, and they wrote the songs they are recording now. We can expect a lot more gems. In the future Nearby “- said the informant” The Sun “.

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