As the list of cancelled tours continues to pile up, you can now add a major player: the Rolling Stones are the latest act to postpone their tour plans as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The band’s 2020 North American leg of their ‘No Filter’ tour, was scheduled to start May 8 in San Diego and conclude in Atlanta on July 9. This has now been delayed indefinitely. A statement on the band’s website and other social media accounts, read, “We’re hugely disappointed to have to postpone the tour. We are sorry to all the fans who were looking forward to it as much as we were, but the health and safety of everyone has to take priority. We will all get through this together – and we’ll see you all very soon.”
The Stones’ tour has taken a number of hits to the body: in March 2019, the group was forced to postpone 17 North American dates for three months while singer Mick Jagger recovered from a heart procedure. Now with government-mandated restrictions on mass gatherings resulting in the postponement or cancellation of all major music, sporting and cultural events, part of an effort to curtail the spread of the potentially deadly virus, the music and entertainment calendar has become bare.
AEG Presents/Concerts West have asked Rolling Stones ticket holders to keep their original tickets and await further information on rescheduled dates.
In other Stones news, reports indicate that the band has been working on their first studio album of all-new material since 2005’s ‘A Bigger Bang,’ with guitarist Ronnie Wood recently predicting the new record would be ready this year.