The Rolling Stones have been forced to cancel an Amsterdam performance after Mick Jagger tested positive for COVID-19.
The Rolling Stones have postponed and rescheduled their concert at the Johan Cruijff Arena, asking fans for apologies. The band is now on their Sixty tour – they were scheduled to perform 14 shows across 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.
There’s no need to worry. The original show’s tickets will be valid for a new date when the concert is officially postponed.
The band has already performed on three of their tour dates, including one in the UK at Anfield in Liverpool.
“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.”
Sir Mick took to Twitter to apologize to fans for the show’s cancellation.
“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.
The shows’ rescheduling or postponement of other tour dates has not been announced yet.