AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Rolling Stones canceled their concert in Amsterdam on Monday, just hours before it was due to start after lead singer Mick Jagger tested positive for COVID-19.
The band announced the cancellation in a statement, saying Jagger, 78, tested positive “after experiencing symptoms of COVID upon arriving at the stadium” on the outskirts of Amsterdam. There were no further details about 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, adding that the show would be rescheduled and tickets for the concert at the Johan Cruyff in Amsterdam Arena would be honored for the new date.
Some fans were already in the stadium when it was announced the show had been scrapped.
The veteran rockers are touring Europe with a show called SIXTY to mark six decades together. Their final gig was at Liverpool’s Anfield stadium on June 9. The next scheduled concert will be in Bern, Switzerland on June 17.
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