Rolling Stones cancel Amsterdam show after Mick Jagger tests positive for Covid | Mick Jagger

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, this Friday and Milan, Italy, on Tuesday 21 June, before an appearance in London on Saturday 25 June.

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.”

Jagger 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 longstanding drummer Charlie Watts, who died on 24 August 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 the BST Hyde Park festival in London this summer.

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