The Rolling Stones will reportedly change their world-famous logo on their upcoming tour in tribute to their late bandmate Charlie Watts.
Sir Mick Jagger, 78, Keith Richards, 77, and Ronnie Wood, 74, have decided to change their tongue logo from red to black in memory of drummer Charlie who died last month at the age of 80.
According to The sun, the new logo will be projected onto screens during the tour and also used on the band’s merchandise.
Tribute: The Rolling Stones will reportedly change their world famous logo on their upcoming tour in tribute to their late bandmate Charlie Watts (LR, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts in 2016)
A source said: ‘They don’t want it to be a downer concert because they know fans paid good money to see them.
“But it only feels right that they’re referring to Charlie’s passing because he was such an important part of the band and it will be strange for all of them not to have him around.
“They think the plans are a fitting tribute.”
MailOnline has reached out to representatives of The Rolling Stones for comment.
Change: Sir Mick Jagger, 78, Keith Richards, 77, and Ronnie Wood, 74, have decided to change their tongue logo from red to black in memory of drummer Charlie who died last month at the age of 80
The Rolling Stones were reportedly forced to miss Charlie’s funeral, which took place in Devon last week, due to Covid-19 restrictions.
The group has remained in Boston amid pandemic rules, where they rehearse for their rescheduled world tour beginning September 26 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Sam Cutler, the band’s former tour manager, said it was fitting to learn that his funeral had been private and believes he would have hated “the fuss” the audience involvement would have caused.
Write about Charlie in the mirrorSam said he hated touring and regretted having to leave his house to play.
A source said: ‘They don’t want it to be a downer concert because they know fans paid good money to see them’ (pictured in 2012)
He also said that the drummer was completely devoted to his wife Shirley and would spend all his money on touring just to call her.
He wrote: ‘They had a dreamily harmonious and loving relationship of mutual respect, based on the undeniably deep bonds of each other’s hearts.
“They showed us all how to commit to the dream of love. Charlie loved Shirley all his life with an abiding sincerity and passion.’
Sam added, “Charlie was an anomaly in a way. In the entertainment industry where roars, frenzy and boastfulness are everything, Charlie remained quietly confident, almost serene in his laid-back demeanor, and possessed an ever-lasting sense of humor.’
Relationship: Sam Cutler, the band’s former tour manager, said Charlie was “devoted” to his wife Shirley (pictured together in 1992)
The musician died on August 24 at the age of 80 with a statement saying he “died peacefully in hospital surrounded by his family.”
On August 5, it was announced that Charlie would not be participating in the upcoming tour due to recent emergency surgery and had been replaced by Steve Jordan.
He said in a statement: “After all the disappointment about tour delays caused by Covid, I really don’t want the many Stones fans in the United States to have another postponement or cancellation.
“That’s why I asked my great friend Steve Jordan to fill in for me.”
Ceremony: The group was unable to attend the small private ceremony in Devon that took place last week (pictured together in 2014)
Charlie played on all of the band’s studio albums with Mick and Keith. He was widely regarded as one of the greatest drummers of all time.
His London publicist, Bernard Doherty, confirmed his passing in a statement, saying: “It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Charlie Watts.
He passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today, surrounded by his family.
Charlie was a beloved husband, father and grandfather and one of the greatest drummers of his generation as a member of The Rolling Stones.
Travel: The band has stayed in Boston amid pandemic rules, where they rehearse for their rescheduled world tour commencing September 26 in St. Louis, Missouri (pictured in 2005)
“We kindly ask you to respect the privacy of his family, bandmates and close friends during this difficult time.”
In 2004, Charlie was treated for throat cancer at London’s Royal Marsden Hospital and was cured after a four-month battle with the disease, which required six weeks of intensive radiotherapy treatment.
The drummer was diagnosed after discovering a lump on the left side of his neck.
Doctors performed a biopsy that confirmed the tumor was malignant, and he was diagnosed with throat cancer in June of that year.
History: Alongside frontman Sir Mick and guitarist Keith, Charlie (pictured center) was one of the longest-serving members of the Stones, having seen a varying lineup of musicians including Mick Taylor, Ronnie and Bill Wyman
His spokesman said at the time that Charlie’s treatment “hadn’t disrupted any tour or recording plans for the group, which was “relaxing in between work commitments.”
After his recovery, the band began work on their 22nd studio album, A Bigger Bang.
Charlie, who reportedly quit smoking in the 1980s, said in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine at the time that he was “very lucky” that doctors discovered the cancer early.
Statement: Charlie’s publicist Bernard Doherty said: ‘Charlie was a beloved husband, father and grandfather and also one of the greatest drummers of his generation as a member of The Rolling Stones’