Veteran musician Mick Jagger is confirmed positive for COVID-19, forcing The Rolling Stones to call off an Amsterdam performance.
According to The Rolling Stones, the concert at the Johan Cruijff Arena would only be postponed and rescheduled. However, they also added that they are “deeply sorry.” 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.
Fans should not fret because tickets to the original show will be valid for the new date when the show is officially postponed.
The band has already performed on three of their tour dates, counting 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 also issued a statement asking fans for apologies 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.
No further announcement about the shows’ reschedule or postponement of other tour dates has been disclosed yet.