Due to a medical condition that needs treatment, doctors have advised Mick Jagger not to tour North America as was planned starting in April.
The band has announced that they will be postponing the next several months worth of touring, including an appearance at the legendary Jazz and Heritage festival in New Orleans in April.
”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,” the singer said.
The tour was to extend throughout the US and Canada and included major stadium plays.
This is the full statement that the band put out on their facebook page on the morning of March 30.
“Unfortunately today the Rolling Stones have had to announce the postponement of their upcoming US / Canada tour dates – we apologise for any inconvenience this causes those who have tickets to shows but wish to reassure fans to hold onto these existing tickets, as they will be valid for the rescheduled dates, which will be announced shortly.
Mick has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time, as he needs medical treatment. 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.
“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.” – Mick Jagger”
The band was ready to celebrate a brand new Best Of compilation release in April, Honk.