The show will reportedly go on for The Rolling Stones despite drummer Charlie Watts’ recent passing.
The rock band will continue their US tour in September, according to The Sun, and the band will pay a very emotional tribute to their fallen friend at their concert next month.
Watts died at the age of 80 on August 24. Members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood will continue their No Filter Tour in St Louis, Missouri on September 26.
Watts previously left the tour due to a medical issue earlier this month. A source told the publication, “The band want to make the show a celebration of his life.”
“He was like a brother to them but they know he would have hated the thought of them canceling shows. Charlie had given them his blessing to tour without him following his operation, so they will honor his wishes,” the insider continued.
The Mirror also reported the tour will continue on as planned.
However, the Stones’ official website merely has a poignant tribute to Watts — a photo of him in a dapper suit — and no other information.
The band issued an emotional statement following Watts’ death. “It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts,” the statement read. “He passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family.”
The announcement added, “Charlie was a cherished husband, father and grandfather and also a member of the Rolling Stones one of the greatest drummers of his generation. We kindly request that the privacy of his family, band members and close friends is respected at this difficult time.
Emotional tributes from music lovers, A-list celebrities and fans also came pouring in on Twitter after the news of Watts’ passing hit the airwaves.