The Rolling Stones have postponed their upcoming tour in the United States and Canada after doctors advised Mick Jagger not to go.
Photo: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images
Photo: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The Rolling Stones postpone tour due to Mick Jagger illness

The Rolling Stones have postponed their North American tour while Mick Jagger receives treatment for an unspecified illness. 

The band’s “No Filter” tour was slated to launch April 20 in Miami. But on Saturday morning, a spokesperson for the band confirmed that Jagger was advised by doctors he could not tour as he undergoes medical treatment. The legendary frontman is expected to make a complete recovery.

Jagger, 75, said in a statement: “I hate letting our fans down and I’m hugely disappointed to have to postpone the tour but am looking forward to getting back on stage as soon as I can.”

While the band did not have an Atlanta date slated for this tour – they performed at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Georgia Tech in 2015 – concerts in Jacksonville, New Orleans (for the New Orleans Jazz Festival), Philadelphia, Chicago and New Jersey are among the canceled shows.

Tour promoters AEG Presents/Concerts West is advising fans to retain their tickets, as they will be valid for the rescheduled dates.

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.