L’Wren Scott dead: Rolling Stones cancel entire Australia and New Zealand tour
The band told fans they were 'deeply sorry'
The Rolling Stones have cancelled their entire tour of Australia and New Zealand following the tragic death of fashion designer L’Wren Scott, who was Mick Jagger’s partner of 13 years.
In a statement, the band told fans they were “deeply sorry” to have postponed the seven dates.
“"The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry and disappointed to announce the postponement of the rest of their 14 ON FIRE tour of Australia and New Zealand following the death of L’Wren Scott," the statement read.
"Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood wish to thank all of their fans for their support at this difficult time and hope that they will fully understand the reason for this announcement.
"The Rolling Stones are planning to reschedule these postponed shows at a later date."
The announcement came just hours after Jagger released a heartfelt personal tribute to his late lover, who was found by her assistant in her Manhattan apartment on Monday. Police are treating her death as a suspected suicide.
"I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way," he wrote on his website.
"We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves.
"She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me.
"I have been touched by the tributes that people have paid to her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received.
"I will never forget her, Mick."
The other shows that have been pushed back include Adelaide Oval on 22 March, Sydney Allphones Arena on 25 March, Melbourne Rod Laver Arena on 28 March and Macedon Ranges Hanging Rock on 30 March.
Brisbane Entertainment Centre on 2 April and Auckland Mt Smart Stadium on 5 April have also been cancelled for the foreseeable future.
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