Rolling Stones cancel show after Mick Jagger tests positive for Covid

Sir Mick Jagger returned a positive Covid test prior to their Amsterdam show today

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78-year-old singer Sir Mick Jagger has tested positive for coronavirus, prompting the cancellation of their Amsterdam concert.

Frontman for the Rolling Stones, Sir Mick, developed the symptoms as he arrived at the Johan Cruijff Arena, ahead of their scheduled show this evening.

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 set to perform in Bern, Switzerland, on Friday June 17 and Milan, Italy, on Tuesday June 21, before an appearance in London on Saturday June 25.

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.

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones has tested positive for Covid ahead of their Amsterdam concert this evening
Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones has tested positive for Covid ahead of their Amsterdam concert this evening
The Rolling Stones performing on stage during the first UK date of their SIXTY tour at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool
The Rolling Stones performing on stage during the first UK date of their SIXTY tour at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool

“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.”

Sir Mick emphasised his apologies following his positive test result to his Dutch fans in a Twitter post.

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.”

Drummer Steve Jordan joined the band on their tour, following the death of their long-standing drummer Charlie Watts in August last year.

The band made their return to the UK stage at Anfield football stadium on Thursday last week, and are also due to play two shows at BTS Hyde Park in London this summer.