Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood honored their bandmate of nearly six decades as they finally kicked off their pandemic-delayed "No Filter" tour at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Missouri on Sunday night.
The show opened on an empty stage with only a drum beat and photos of Watts flashing on a video board.
“This is our first-ever tour we’ve ever done without him,” frontman Mick Jagger said during the early part of the show. “We’ll miss Charlie so much, on and off the stage.” The band then dedicated “Tumbling Dice” to Watts.
In a touching moment, Jagger and Richards held hands as they thanked fans for their outpouring of support.
"This is our first-ever tour we've ever done without him". the frontman said. "We’ll miss Charlie so much, on and off the stage". "I hope you will remember him like we do, so we'd like to dedicate this show to Charlie", Jagger said.
The band then dedicated the 1972 hit Tumbling Dice to the late drummer.
The Rolling Stones played:
-Street Fighting Man
-It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It)
-Sympathy For The Devil
-Jumpin’ Jack Flash
-(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
-Honky Tonk Women
-Under My Thumb
-19th Nervous Breakdown
-You Can’t Always Get What You Want
-Living In A Ghost Town
-Start Me Up
-Paint It Black
Watts, who performed alongside Jagger, Richards and Wood for more than 50 years, died last month at the age of 80.