The Rolling Stones Postpone 2019 North American Tour
The Rolling Stones have delayed the upcoming North American leg of their No Filter tour due to an undisclosed issue with Mick Jagger’s health. All 17 dates spanning April 20 – June 29 have been postponed, including the band’s much-heralded and debated New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival debut.
“Mick Jagger has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time as he needs medical treatment,” reads a note from the band’s publicist. “The doctors have advised Mick that he is expected to make a complete recovery so that he can get back on stage as soon as possible.”
In an Instagram post, Jagger said “I’m so sorry to all our fans in American & Canada with tickets. I really hate letting you down like this. I’m devastated for having t postpone the tour but I will be working very hard to be back on stage as soon as I can. Once again, huge apologies to everyone.”
The tour was slated to start in Miami and featured two shows a piece in Chicago and New Jersey as well as stops in the Boston area, Philadelphia, Seattle and more. Jazz Fest organizers are left with a hole in the schedule for Thursday, May 2 as The Rolling Stones were the only act scheduled to perform at 5 p.m. and onwards. No word yet on how they will deal with the void. Ticketholders for the rest of the tour are urged to hold on to their tickets, which will be valid for rescheduled dates.