The Rolling Stones have been forced to postpone the entirety of their upcoming North American “No Filter” tour. The band announced the news on Saturday morning in a statement on their website and social media pages, citing frontman Mick Jagger’s medical needs as the reason for the postponement.
“Mick has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time, as he needs medical treatment,” the note reads, after apologizing to ticket holders for the inconvenience. “The doctors have advised Mick that he is expected to make a complete recovery so that he can get back on stage as soon as possible.”
Jagger himself also provides an apology, writing, “I’m so sorry to all our fans in America & Canada with tickets, I really hate letting you down like this. 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.”
The postponement includes The Rolling Stones’ previously scheduled debut at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 2, the second Thursday of this year’s 50th Jazz Fest celebration. Festival organizers released their own statement today, noting that an updated lineup for that day will be released soon, along with information on ticket refunds.