Rolling Stones Call Off Australia, New Zealand Tour
In the wake of L'Wren Scott's death, The Rolling Stones have canceled their tour of Australia and New Zealand a rep for the band announced on March 18.
The group had already called off a show at Perth Arena scheduled for March 19. All other dates, including a much-hyped bow at the recently renovated Adelaide Oval, have been postponed.
"The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry and disappointed to announce the postponement of the rest of their 14 On Fire tour of Australia and New Zealand following the death of L'Wren Scott," said a statement issued by the Stones. "Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood wish to thank all of their fans for their support at this difficult time and hope that they will fully understand the reason for this announcement."
The Rolling Stones are planning to reschedule the postponed shows at a later date.
On Tuesday afternoon, Frontier Touring and Concerts West jointly announced the Perth date would "not be going ahead as scheduled."
The postponement comes in the wake Scott's apparent suicide in her Manhattan apartment. She and Jagger had dated since 2001, and she designed the Rolling Stones frontman's costumes for the band's 50th anniversary tour, which took the concert marketing & promotion category (with Citi) at Billboard's Touring Awards.
Rolling Stones tour dates for Australia and New Zealand are listed below:
March 19 - Perth Arena postponed
March 22 - Adelaide Oval postponed
March 25 - Sydney Allphones Arena postponed
March 28 - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne postponed
March 30 - Hanging Rock, Macedon Ranges, Victoria postponed
April 2 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre postponed
April 5 - Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland postponed