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The Rolling Stones land at Hollywood Burbank Airport as their No Filter tour continues

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Keith Richards appeared to be struggling down the stairs of a plane when he arrived at Hollywood Burbank Airport on Monday.

The Rolling Stones star, 77, was joined by his bandmates Sir Mick Jagger, 79, and Ronnie Wood, 74, ahead of their expected appearances at SoFi Stadium.

Keith got a helping hand from his fellow rockers as he carefully descended the steps of the Delta plane.

Touched: Keith Richards (center) appeared to be struggling down the stairs of a plane as he arrived at Hollywood Burbank Airport Monday (pictured with Mick Jagger, left, and Ronnie Wood, right)

The rock icons looked cheerful as they prepared for the rest of the North American leg of their No Filter Tour.

Keith wore his signature shades, while Ronnie wore a flamboyant shirt paired with a soft gray jacket.

Mick’s flight attire was perhaps the most striking, as he donned a bold, mustard-colored suit.

The group’s famous emblem – ‘Hot Lips’ – could be seen through the airplane window, embellished on a seat cover.

Legends: Keith put his hand on bandmate Ronnie's (right) shoulder as he carefully descended the steps of the Delta plane

Legends: Keith put his hand on bandmate Ronnie’s (right) shoulder as he carefully descended the steps of the Delta plane

Tour: The Rolling Stones star, 77, was joined by his bandmates ahead of their expected appearances at SoFi Stadium

Tour: The Rolling Stones star, 77, was joined by his bandmates ahead of their expected appearances at SoFi Stadium

Touch down: (From L - R) The rock icons looked in good spirits

Touch down: (From L – R) The rock icons looked in good spirits

Success: The rock stars prepared for the North American leg of their No Filter Tour

Success: The rock stars prepared for the North American leg of their No Filter Tour

Hollywood: Keith wore his signature shades, while Ronnie wore a flamboyant shirt paired with a soft gray jacket

Hollywood: Keith wore his signature shades, while Ronnie wore a flamboyant shirt paired with a soft gray jacket

The London-based group will perform in front of 70,000 fans at SoFi Stadium, California, on Thursday and Sunday.

Sir Mick recently said he finds it “strange” to perform without Charlie Watts, who passed away on August 24 at the age of 80.

The Rolling Stones embarked on their North American tour earlier this month, but hitmaker Sympathy for the Devil admitted that he and his bandmates still aren’t used to being on stage without the late drummer.

Mick told SiriusXM DJ Howard Stern: “Every time we get together and rehearse now, we say, ‘Oh, Charlie would say this, then he would do that.’

Iconic: The group's famous emblem - 'Hot Lips' - was seen through the plane window, embellished on a seat cover

Iconic: The group’s famous emblem – ‘Hot Lips’ – was seen through the plane window, embellished on a seat cover

Reflective: Sir Mick recently said he finds it 'strange' to perform without Charlie Watts, who passed away on August 24 at the age of 80

Reflective: Sir Mick recently said he finds it ‘strange’ to perform without Charlie Watts, who passed away on August 24 at the age of 80

An official cause of death has not been disclosed, but he suffered from a range of health problems in recent years, including being diagnosed with throat cancer in 2004.

“We’ve done so many shows with him and so many tours and so many recording sessions, it’s strange to be without him. And he said, when he was sick, he said, “You should just go ahead and do this tour. Don’t stop because of me.” So we did.’

The Paint It Black singer also described Charlie as the “heartbeat” of the group.

Trying to get ahead: The Rolling Stones embarked on their North American tour earlier this month, but hitmaker Sympathy for the Devil admitted he and his bandmates still aren't used to being on stage without the late drummer

Trying to get ahead: The Rolling Stones embarked on their North American tour earlier this month, but hitmaker Sympathy for the Devil admitted he and his bandmates still aren’t used to being on stage without the late drummer

He said: ‘Charlie was the heartbeat of the band, and also a very stable personality. He was not to be disturbed. He was a very reliable person, not a diva – that’s the last thing you want in a drummer.’

And it’s not just onstage that Mick misses Charlie because they had many other shared passions.

He said: ‘I miss Charlie because he had a great sense of humor and we were also, off the band, hanging out a lot and having interesting times…

“We loved sports, we went to football, we went to cricket matches and we had other interests than music.”

Tribute: Sir Mick described Charlie as the 'heartbeat' of the group

Tribute: Sir Mick described Charlie as the ‘heartbeat’ of the group

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