Rolling Stones to Reschedule U.S. Tour No Later Than July

AceShowbizThe Rolling Stones will reportedly reshedule their cancelled U.S. shows for July, after being forced to postpone the tour so frontman Mick Jagger could undergo medical treatment.

The “Start Me Up” group announced the disappointing news via Twitter on Saturday, March 30, and it has been reported by U.S. website Drudge Report, the 75-year-old rocker is set to undergo heart valve replacement surgery in New York this week.

John Meglen, co-CEO of Concerts West, which is promoting the shows, has since told Billboard that the band plans to perform all of their cancelled dates, “We’re beginning to look at the rescheduling options and we’re going to try and do this as quickly as we can.”

He went on to stress that “everyone’s health and happiness comes first,” and added that the new dates for the tour could be announced, “in the next couple of weeks.”

The U.S. leg of the band’s “No Filter Tour” was scheduled to kick off in Miami, Florida on 20 April, with 17 shows planned over 10 weeks.

Meglen claimed the tour would have to be re-booked for no later than July, as it will play mostly NFL stadiums, which are generally not busy during summer months and can be booked up until the first week of the 2019-2020 season, which begins in early September.

Mick also issued a statement to fans over the weekend, expressing his disappointment at cancelling the shows and promising to return to the stage as soon as possible.

“I really hate letting you down like this,” he tweeted. “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.”

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