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Rolling Stones cancel gig in Amsterdam after Mick Jagger catches COVID-19 | Ents & Arts News


Sir Mick Jagger has tested positive for coronavirus, prompting the Rolling Stones to cancel their show in Amsterdam on Monday.

The singer, 78, started to develop symptoms as he arrived at the Johan Cruijff ArenA in the Dutch capital earlier on Monday.

The band are currently on their Sixty tour, which consists of 14 shows in 10 countries across Europe.

A statement on behalf of the Rolling Stones said: “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.

“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.

“The show will be rescheduled for a later date.

“Tickets for tonight’s show will be honoured for the rescheduled date. Standby for details.”

‘Thank you for your patience and understanding’

Sir Mick Jagger, 78, Keith Richards, 78, and Ronnie Wood, 74,  are back on tour
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Sir Mick Jagger, 78, Keith Richards, 78, and Ronnie Wood, 74, are back on tour

Sir Mick apologised to the band’s Dutch fans on Twitter.

He wrote: “I’m so sorry that we’ve had to postpone the Amsterdam show with such short notice tonight.

“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.”

Alongside guitarists Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood, and Steve Jordan on drums, Sir Mick was due to perform in Bern, Switzerland, on Friday 17 June and Milan, Italy, on Tuesday 21 June.

They also have an appearance in London on Saturday June 25.

Jordan is touring with the band following the death of long-standing drummer Charlie Watts.

Watts died on August 24 2021 at the age of 80.

The band made their return to the UK stage at Anfield football stadium on Thursday last week, and are also due to play two shows at BTS Hyde Park in London this summer.



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