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Rolling Stones cancel show after Mick Jagger tests positive for Covid

Mick Jagger performs on stage at Anfield (Peter Byrne/PA)
Mick Jagger performs on stage at Anfield (Peter Byrne/PA)

Sir Mick Jagger has tested positive for coronavirus, prompting the Rolling Stones to cancel their show in Amsterdam on Monday.

The singer, 78, began to develop symptoms as he arrived at the Johan Cruijff ArenA in the Dutch capital earlier in the day.

The band, which also features guitarist Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood, with Steve Jordan on drums, are on their Sixty tour, which consists of 14 shows in 10 countries across Europe.

They are due to perform in Bern, Switzerland, on Friday June 17 and Milan, Italy, on Tuesday June 21, before an appearance in London on Saturday June 25.

A statement on behalf of the band said: “The Rolling Stones have been forced to call off tonight’s concert in Amsterdam at the Johan Cruijff ArenA, following Mick Jagger testing positive after experiencing symptoms of Covid upon arrival at the stadium.

“The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry for tonight’s postponement, but the safety of the audience, fellow musicians and the touring crew has to take priority.

“The show will be rescheduled for a later date. Tickets for tonight’s show will be honoured for the rescheduled date. Standby for details.”

Sir Mick apologised to the band’s Dutch fans on Twitter.

He wrote: “I’m so sorry that we’ve had to postpone the Amsterdam show with such short notice tonight.

“I have unfortunately just tested positive for Covid. We aim to reschedule the date ASAP and get back as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Mick.”

Jordan is touring with the band following the death of long-standing drummer Charlie Watts.

Watts died on August 24 2021 at the age of 80.

The band made their return to the UK stage at the Anfield football stadium on Thursday last week, and are also due to play two shows at BTS Hyde Park in London this summer.

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