March 17, 2020 / 6:07 PM / in 14 days

Rolling Stones Postpone North American Tour Due to Coronavirus Concerns

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The Rolling Stones have postponed their North American tour, which was scheduled to begin May 8 in San Diego.

The announcement reads:

“AEG Presents/ Concerts West regret to announce the postponement of the Rolling Stones upcoming NO FILTER tour of North America due to the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic. The Stones 15-date NO FILTER summer tour was due to kick off in San Diego on May 8 and end in Atlanta on July 9.

The Rolling Stones commented, “We’re hugely disappointed to have to postpone the tour. We are sorry to all the fans who were looking forward to it as much as we were, but the health and safety of everyone has to take priority. We will all get through this together - and we’ll see you very soon.”

AEG Presents/ Concerts West advise ticketholders to hold onto their original tickets and await further information.

Even though all four core members are in their 70s — drummer Charlie Watts’ 79th birthday is in June — remarkably the Stones have toured every year since 2012.

While the 2019 North American leg of the “No Filter” tour, which began in 2017, was postponed when Mick Jagger underwent a surgical procedure to replace a valve in his heart, ultimately it only knocked back the tour schedule by a few weeks. Jagger performed at all of the shows without any sign of weakness.

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