Saturday, March 30, 2019

Mick Jagger health issue postpones Rolling Stones North American tour

A health issue affecting Mick Jagger has forced the postponement of The Rolling Stones' 2019 No Filter tour of North America.

The group issued a statement on Saturday saying the singer “has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time, as he needs medical treatment. The doctors have advised Mick that he is expected to make a complete recovery so that he can get back on stage as soon as possible.”

“I’m so sorry to all our fans in America & Canada with tickets, I really hate letting you down like this,” says Jagger. “I’m devastated for having to postpone the tour but I will be working very hard to be back on the road as soon as I can. Once again, huge apologies to everyone.”

The Rolling Stones were scheduled to begin the 2019 series (see dates below) at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL on April 20.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this causes those who have tickets to shows,” adds the band, “but wish to reassure fans to hold onto these existing tickets, as they will be valid for the rescheduled dates, which will be announced shortly.”

On April 19, The Rolling Stones will release a new best-of collection, “Honk.”

Available in multiple versions – including single-CD and 2LP editions featuring 20 songs, and a deluxe 3CD/4LP set with 46 tracks – the package will deliver the biggest hits and classic cuts from every one of the group’s studio albums from 1971 to 2016.

Among the classics featured on “Honk” are the group’s eight Top 10 singles: “Brown Sugar”, “Tumbling Dice”, “Angie”, “It’s Only Rock’n’Roll (But I Like It)”, “Fool To Cry”, “Miss You”, “Emotional Rescue” and “Start Me Up.”

The 3CD/4LP Deluxe Editions compile 36 studio tunes over two discs, with a third featuring 10 live tracks recorded during the band’s more recent sold-out tours – some with special guests including Dave Grohl (“Bitch”), Brad Paisley (“Dead Flowers”), Ed Sheeran (“Beast Of Burden”) and Florence + The Machine singer Florence Welch, who can be heard performing “Wild Horses” from the group’s May 2018 London show as the project’s first preview.
The Rolling Stones
“No Filter”

2019 North American tour

** all dates postponed (as of March 30)

Apr 20 – Miami Gardens, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
Apr 24 – Jacksonville, FL @ TIAA Bank Field
Apr 28 – Houston, TX@ NRG Stadium
May 02 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz Fest
May 07 – Glendale, AZ @ State Farm Stadium
May 11 – Pasadena, CA @ The Rose Bowl
May 18 – Santa Clara, CA @ Levi’s Stadium
May 22 – Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field
May 26 – Denver, CO @ Broncos Stadium at Mile High
May 31 – Washington, D.C. @ FedExField
Jun 04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
Jun 08 – Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium
Jun 13 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
Jun 17 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
Jun 21 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
Jun 25 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
Jun 29 – Oro Medonte, ON @ Burl’s Creek Event Grounds

See also:

VIDEO: The Rolling Stones stream Wild Horses duet with Florence Welch from Honk compilation
The Rolling Stones announce Honk hits collection
Keith Richards streams unreleased blues track from expanded Talk Is Cheap reissue
The Rolling Stones add lone Canadian date to No Filter tour
Search Rolling Stones at hennemusic