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The Rolling Stones will proceed with their upcoming United States tour kicking off next month which will also reportedly feature a tribute to Charlie Watts.

U.K. tabloid The Sun quotes a “music insider” who said, “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.”

Per Consequence of Sound, tour promoter Concerts West said in a statement, “The Rolling Stones’ tour dates are moving ahead as planned.”

Before Watts' death this week, it was announced earlier this month the drummer would be sitting out the upcoming U.S. tour citing a medical procedure that required “proper rest and recuperation.”

As previously reported, the upcoming rescheduled “No Filter” tour dates kick off on September 26 in St. Louis.

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