IMAGES of late Rolling Stone Charlie Watts dominate the video screens as the band resume their No Filter tour.
Singer Sir Mick Jagger said they would miss their drummer “on and off stage".
The concert, in St Louis, Missouri, followed a private gig last week and was their first public performance since Charlie died in August aged 80.
In honour of the drummer, the show opened with an empty stage and photos of the late star appearing on screens, accompanied by a drum beat.
Backed by Ronnie Wood, 74, and Keith Richards, 77, Sir Mick, 78, disse: “It was really quite emotional, seeing those pictures of Charlie up on the big screen.
“This is our first ever tour we’ve done without him. We’ll miss him so much."
In August it was announced Charlie would be unable to join them on the road as he was recovering from an unspecified procedure but he passed away just weeks later.
His bandmates were then unable to attend his funeral due to Covid protocols, having been in Boston rehearsing for their shows.
Mick previously said Charlie was the glue that helped bind the members.