UPDATE TUESDAY 2:14PM: The Stones have canceled their entire tour.
From the band’s manager:
The postponed shows are:
Perth Arena – 19 March – postponed
Adelaide Oval – 22 March – postponed
Sydney Allphones Arena – 25 March – postponed
Melbourne Rod Laver Arena – 28 March – postponed
Macedon Ranges Hanging Rock – 30 March – postponed
Brisbane Entertainment Centre – 2 April – postponed
Auckland Mt Smart Stadium – 5 April – postponed
Australia/New Zealand promoters ask ticket holders to please hold on to their tickets until further notice. A new schedule of dates is presently being worked on and will be advised as soon as possible. Information will be made available via rollingstones.com and frontiertouring.com as soon as available.
EARLIER The Rolling Stones have canceled their first show on their Australian tour– and more are likely to come in light of the tragic death of L’Wren Scott, Mick Jagger’s girlfriend. The Stones were about to launch a sold out six date tour in Australia and New Zealand, much anticipated. But Jagger must be completely knocked out with grief after Scott’s suicide yesterday. He issued one statement saying he was “shocked and devastated.” But what else could he say at the moment when he heard it? The Australia tour is likely to be cancelled now as Jagger will have to come back to the U.S. for Scott’s funeral.
Reports from Australia say the tour is likely to be cancelled and that promoter Frontiers West is trying to rebook the dates.
Scott’s death is only now just resonating through the celebrity world. For one thing, she was a completely successful stylist well before she started dating Jagger. But by 2006, well into the Jagger relationship, Scott started her own clothing business. The business never broke wide– it was all tied up in pieces for celebrity friends. Now it’s been revealed that she is in at least $6 million worth of debt. The sad truth seems to be that she couldn’t bring herself to ask for help from Jagger or her friends.