Rolling Stones postpone Australian and New Zealand tour

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 March 2014
Sir Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott

Sir Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott

The Rolling Stones have postponed the Australian and New Zealand leg of their '14 ON FIRE' tour following the death of frontman Sir Mick Jagger's long-term partner L'Wren Scott

The Rolling Stones have postponed their upcoming Australian and New Zealand tour.

The band are "deeply sorry and disappointed" to announce that they've put the first leg of their '14 ON FIRE' tour on hold following the death of Sir Mick Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott.

A statement released on their website read: "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.

"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 these postponed shows at a later date."

The group initially cancelled their Perth gig, which was scheduled to take place tonight (19.03.14), but they've now decided to abandon the rest of the dates while the frontman comes to terms with his loss.

L'Wren, 49, who has dated Sir Mick Jagger since 2001, was found hanged in an apparent suicide at her New York apartment on Monday (17.03.14).

The Rolling Stones private jet is still in Perth, but it is unknown whether Sir Mick has flown out of Australian and back to New York.

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