The Rolling Stones have postponed their North American tour, which was scheduled to begin May 8 in San Diego.
The announcement reads:
“AEG Presents/ Concerts West regret to announce the postponement of the Rolling Stones upcoming NO FILTER tour of North America due to the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic. The Stones 15-date NO FILTER summer tour was due to kick off in San Diego on May 8 and end in Atlanta on July 9. For the full list of dates, cities and venues postponed see below.”
The Rolling Stones commented, “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 very soon.”
AEG Presents/ Concerts West advise ticketholders to hold onto their original tickets and await further information.
Even though all four core members are in their 70s — drummer Charlie Watts’ 79th birthday is in June — remarkably the Stones have toured every year since 2012. While the 2019 North American leg of the “No Filter” tour, which began in 2017, was postponed when Mick Jagger underwent a surgical procedure to replace a valve in his heart, ultimately it only knocked back the tour schedule by a few weeks. Jagger performed at all of the shows without any sign of weakness.
Shows postponed are: San Diego, SDCCU Stadium [May 8] | Vancouver, BC Place [May 12] | Minneapolis, U.S. Bank Stadium [May 16] | Nashville, Nissan Stadium [May 20] | Austin, Circuit of The Americas [May 24] | Dallas, Cotton Bowl Stadium [May 29] | Buffalo, New Era Field [June 6] | Detroit, Ford Field [June 10] | Louisville, Cardinal Stadium [June 14] | Cleveland, FirstEnergy Stadium [June 19] | Pittsburgh, Heinz Field [June 23] | St. Louis, The Dome at America’s Center [June 27] | Charlotte, Bank of America Stadium [July 1] | Tampa, Raymond James Stadium [July 5] | Atlanta, Mercedes-Benz Stadium [July 9]