June 14, 2022 – The Rolling Stones canceled a show in Amsterdam on Monday after lead singer Mick Jagger tested positive for COVID-19.
The group announced the cancellation in a report, saying Jagger, 78, tested positive “after experiencing symptoms of COVID upon arrival at the stadium”, which is on the outskirts of Amsterdam. No further details were available on his condition.
“The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry for tonight’s postponement, but the safety of the audience, fellow musicians and the touring crew must take priority,” the statement read.
Some fans were already at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam when the cancellation was announced around an hour and a half before the concert was scheduled to start, according to Reuters. The show will be rescheduled and tickets will be honored for the new date.
“I’m so sorry that we had to postpone the Amsterdam show on such short notice tonight,” Jagger wrote. in a Twitter post.
“I have unfortunately just tested positive for COVID,” he wrote. “We aim to reschedule the date as soon as possible and return as soon as possible. Thank you all for your patience and understanding.”
The Rolling Stones are touring Europe with a show called SIXTY to mark 6 decades together. The previous show took place at Liverpool’s Anfield stadium on June 9.
The next concert in Bern, Switzerland, which was due to take place on Friday, has also been postponed, according to the band’s tour site. The next show in Milan, Italy is still scheduled for June 21.