The Rolling Stones released a statement Monday revealing frontman Mick Jagger has contracted COVID-19 and informing fans it has forced the cancelation of the band’s concert in Amsterdam.
“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 band said.
The announcement was posted to the band’s Twitter account at 12:26 p.m., hours before they were scheduled to perform as part of their “Sixty” tour. The tour includes 14 shows to be played in 10 different countries in Europe, according to The Guardian.
— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) June 13, 2022
“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 band added. Jagger, 78, and his bandmates have a jam-packed tour schedule that includes upcoming stops in Bern, Switzerland on June 17, Milan, Italy on June 21 and London, England on June 25, according to the band’s website. (RELATED: Mick Jagger Throws Shade At Harry Styles)
The band has promised the concert in Amsterdam will be rescheduled. They have notified ticket holders that had hoped to see the Rolling Stones play live Monday that their tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date, which has not yet been announced.
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) June 13, 2022
Jagger posted a personal note of apology to his roughly 2.4 million fans on Twitter after the announcement about his health, letting them know that he was “so sorry” to have postponed the Amsterdam tour date with “such short notice.” He promised the date would be rescheduled as soon as possible.
“Thank you for all your patience and understanding,” the singer wrote.