The Rolling Stones Add New Dates But Fans Are Still Furious, ‘No Charlie Watts, No Stones’
The Rolling Stones decided to continue with their 2021 tour after the death of their bandmate and friend Charlie Watts on August 24. They recently posted an update on their official Instagram account about their tour dates and received a lot of backlash from fans for continuing to tour.
Charlie Watts has been a huge part of the band and played with them for 58 years. For more than half a century, the fans have gotten used to seeing him on stage as an inseparable member. However, shortly after his passing, the Rolling Stones announced that Watts gave his blessing for the band to continue touring no matter what.
The Stones wanted to honor his wish, and they didn’t cancel their shows. Even though the band members are going through a challenging time, their fans couldn’t stop themselves from objecting to the band’s decision to keep performing. They started to receive a lot of hate comments on their posts just because they didn’t postpone the tour.
Here is the caption of the post they uploaded on Instagram:
“Due to demand, an additional show at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles has been added for October 14. There will be a pre-sale for the Stones mailing list starting Weds Sept 15, 10 am PT to Thurs Sept 16, 10 pm PT, sign up via the link in bio to access.
Tickets go on general sale Friday, Sep 17 at 10 am PT via the Rolling Stones website.”
Here is a comment the post received:
“No Charlie, no Stones.”
Another fan stated:
“Wow, shouldn’t even carry on without Charlie!”
A user said that The Stones should disband:
“No Charlie, No Stones! Guys, you are better than this. Please respect Charlie’s memory, and put an end to the band. Real fans would rather see the band having a decent and respectful end than have a tour where, for the first time in almost 60 years, Charlie won’t be playing.“
You can see the Instagram photo below.