Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Rolling Stones cancel first Las Vegas concert

The Rolling Stones have cancelled tonight’s (Wednesday) concert at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV due to illness.

“Lead vocalist Mick Jagger has come down with laryngitis and has been advised by doctors to rest his voice,” announced the band early Wednesday. “We hope to have information about the possibility of rescheduling this date very soon. We encourage ticket holders to wait for that information before seeking refunds. We also hope to have further information about the status of the concert scheduled for Saturday, October 22.

“The Rolling Stones, T-Mobile Arena, MGM Resorts International, Concerts West and AEG Live apologize for any inconvenience this causes ticket holders.”

Wednesday’s date was the first of two sheduled shows in Las Vegas following the Stones’ recent headlining sets at the Desert Trip festival in Indio, CA on October 7 and October 14.

The group also performed a surprise show for 1,200 truckers at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas on October 3.

The Rolling Stones will release a collection of blues covers, “Blue & Lonesome”, on December 2.

Produced by Don Was, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, the band’s first studio album in over a decade features a pair of guest appearances by Eric Clapton and updated versions of tunes originally recorded by blues legends Willie Dixon, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter and Magic Sam, among others.

See also:

VIDEO: Rolling Stones headline Desert Trip second weekend
VIDEO: Rolling Stones headline opening night of Desert Trip festival
Rolling Stones to release covers album Blue & Lonesome
Rolling Stones play surprise Las Vegas show and tease blues album news
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