The 2020 tour of the US by The Rolling Stones is by now officially postponed!
Mick’s message to us:
“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.
“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” – MICK, KEITH, CHARLIE AND RONNIE“
“We are raring to get back on the stage and as soon as that’s possible WE WILL BE THERE!“
Ronnie’s gigs are also postponed:
Really sad to be postponing our gigs in London and Dublin next week, but we need to put your safety first🙏 Get in touch with your ticket point for a refund, and stay tuned for the rescheduled dates. Looking forward to playing for you very soon! 🎸🎹❤️😎 pic.twitter.com/zJ6OtZl57L
Like myself, I bet you all have expected The Rolling Stones would have made some announcement about the upcoming tour already by now.
Well, until today, that didn’t happen. And the most likely reason for this could be:
The tour starts on May 8th – and that is still 51 days ahead by now, so it’s almost two months. If in the US gatherings of many people are forbidden for, say, 3 weeks or even a month, that would still leave some days until the tour starts.
Generally, if the tour is rescheduled to late summer or autumn, that still would finacially be more feasable that to cancel it completely, the fans could keep their tickets and the Stones management would not have to refund them.
If they still wait for some more days, then the menagement will have better data about the situation this summer.
In any case, we will see what their decision is quite soon – just a matter of days. I wish for a quick defeat of COVID-19 and a thunderous, victorious US tour of The Rolling Stones this year! To postpone the tour for 1 year also would be a possibility, but it’s less likely…
“We have decided that it’s just not safe and it’s not fair to gamble with people’s lives; I also just heard that the government is going to ban large gatherings next week in any case … We are going to postpone the events and hope you will stick with us – several of you have asked if Ronnie will still do the rescheduled show – yes that’s the whole point, we couldn’t do it without him, the rescheduled events will definitely include him! The dates will be announced asap when things have calmed down a bit.“