The band were due to kick off the ’14 On Fire’ tour in Perth today, moving onto Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Macedon Ranges, Brisbane and Auckland.
Jagger’s partner of 13 years, L’Wren Scott, was found dead in her at Manhattan apartment on Monday after an apparent suicide.
In a statement organisers Frontier Touring said: “Rescheduled dates are being presently worked on for The Rolling Stones ’14 On Fire’ Tour of Australia & New Zealand and will be announced as soon as possible.
“In the meantime we ask ticket holders to hold on to their tickets until the new dates are announced. If the new dates are not suitable rest assured you will be able to secure a refund. Please note for ticket holders wishing an immediate refund, this option is now available to you via the ticketing agency you purchased from.”
The band said they were ‘deeply sorry’ and ‘disappointed’ to make the announcement.
“Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood wish to thank all of their fans for their support at this difficult time and hope that they will fully understand the reason for this announcement,” they said.
“The Rolling Stones are planning to reschedule these postponed shows at a later date.”
On his website, Mick Jagger said he and Scott spent “many wonderful years together”.
“I’m still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way,” he said. “We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves.
“She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me.
“I’ve been touched by the tributes that people have paid to her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received.
“I will never forget her.”
The band initially said they would cancel their Perth show on Wednesday night but have now made the decision to postpone the rest of their Australian and New Zealand dates.
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