The Rolling Stones will turn their iconic tongue logo black in tribute to late bandmate Charlie Watts

THE Rolling Stones will pay a touching tribute to their late bandmate Charlie Watts when they return to the road next weekend by altering their world-famous logo.

I can reveal the group will turn their iconic tongue symbol from red to black in memory of the musician, who passed away last month.

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The Rolling Stones will pay a touching tribute to their late bandmate Charlie Watts when they return to the road by altering their world-famous logoCredit: Getty – Contributor
Charlie's bandmates were unable to attend his funeral due to Covid restrictions

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Charlie’s bandmates were unable to attend his funeral due to Covid restrictionsCredit: Getty

As well as being projected on to big screens, the new design is to be used on merchandise and around tour visuals.

Sir Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood have also agreed to display a moving montage of footage showing Charlie during their shows.

A source said: “They don’t want it to be a concert that is a downer because they know fans have paid good money to see them.

“But it feels only right that they referenced Charlie’s passing because he was such a vital part of the band and it will be strange for them all to not have him there.

“They think the plans make for a fitting tribute.”

His band­mates were last week unable to attend Charlie’s private funeral in Devon due to Covid restrictions.

The group have agreed to display a moving montage of footage showing Charlie during their shows

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The group have agreed to display a moving montage of footage showing Charlie during their showsCredit: PA:Press Association
A source said: 'It feels only right that they referenced Charlie's passing because he was such a vital part of the band and it will be strange for them all to not have him there'

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A source said: ‘It feels only right that they referenced Charlie’s passing because he was such a vital part of the band and it will be strange for them all to not have him there’Credit: Getty
The source added the band 'think the plans make for a fitting tribute' to the late drummer

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The source added the band ‘think the plans make for a fitting tribute’ to the late drummerCredit: Getty
The legendary rockers will turn their iconic tongue symbol from red to black in memory of musician Charlie Watts

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The legendary rockers will turn their iconic tongue symbol from red to black in memory of musician Charlie WattsCredit: Free for editorial use

Their rescheduled No Filter US tour starts on September 26 in St Louis, Missouri.

Get ready for an emotional evening.

Charlie Watts on playing with the Rolling Stones from a 1986 BBC interview

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