Iconic musician Mick Jagger tested positive for COVID-19. The Rolling Stones were forced to call off an Amsterdam performance after it was discovered.
Unfortunately, The Rolling Stones canceled their performance at the Johan Cruijff Arena. The band is now on their Sixty tour – they were scheduled to perform on 14 shows in 10 European nations.
“Thank you for your patience and understanding,” said Sir Mick, who was knighted in 2003 for his services to music, in a message to their fans.
The Stones noted that the original tickets for this show will still be valid when rescheduled.
The band is already performing through their tour dates, having played in the UK at Anfield Stadium.
“The Rolling Stones have been forced to call off tonight’s concert in Amsterdam at the Johan Cruijff Arena, following Mick Jagger testing positive after experiencing symptoms of Covid upon arrival at the stadium,” said a statement on behalf of the band.
“The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry for tonight’s postponement, but the safety of the audience, fellow musicians, and the touring crew has to take priority.”
A statement from Sir Mick released on Twitter also extended an apology for the cancellation of tonight’s show.
“I’m so sorry that we’ve had to postpone the Amsterdam show with such short notice tonight,” said Sir Mick in a tweet. “I have unfortunately just tested positive for Covid. We aim to reschedule the date ASAP and get back as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Mick.”
Two dates are scheduled in the UK as part of a music festival called BST Hyde Park. The Stones are supposed to perform on June 25 and July 2. Another two performances are set in Switzerland and Italy within the following days.
We’re still waiting on an announcement about the postponed tour dates.