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The Rolling Stones canceled a show in Amsterdam on Monday after lead singer Mick Jagger tested positive for COVID-19.
The band announced the cancellation in a statement, saying Jagger, 78, tested positive “after experiencing symptoms of COVID upon arrival at the stadium,” which is on the outskirts of Amsterdam. No additional details were available about his condition.
“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 statement said.
Some fans were already in Amsterdam’s Johan Cruijff Arena when the cancelation was announced about an hour and a half before the concert was scheduled to begin, according to Reuters. The show will be rescheduled, and the tickets will be honored for the new date.
“I’m so sorry that we’ve had to postpone the Amsterdam show with such short notice tonight,” Jagger wrote in a Twitter post.
“I have unfortunately just tested positive for COVID,” he wrote. “We aim to reschedule the date ASAP and get back as soon as we can. Thank you all for your patience and understanding.”
The Rolling Stones are touring Europe with a show called SIXTY to mark 6 decades together. The previous show was at Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium on June 9.
The upcoming concert in Bern, Switzerland, which was scheduled to take place on Friday, has also been postponed, according to the band s tour site. The next show in Milan, Italy, is still scheduled to take place on June 21.
Twitter: @RollingStones, June 13, 2022; @MickJagger, June 13, 2022.
Reuters: “Mick Jagger positive for COVID-19, Amsterdam Rolling Stones concert postponed.”
Rolling Stones: “Tour.”