Stones postpone tour as Jagger receives medical treatment
NEW YORK -- The Rolling Stones are postponing their latest tour, including a show north of Toronto, so Mick Jagger can get medical treatment.
The band announced Saturday that Jagger was told by doctors he cannot go on tour at this time.
It gave no further details about the 75-year-old Jagger's condition.
However, the band did say the singer is expected to recover completely and will get back on stage as soon as possible.
The Stones' No Filter Tour was expected to start April 20 in Miami.
The only Canadian date was June 29 at the Burl's Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte, Ont., about 100 kilometres north of Toronto.
Jagger tweeted on Saturday that he was "devastated" at having to postpone the tour, but would be "working very hard to be back on stage."
"I really hate letting you down like this," the singer said.
Other planned stops were to include Jacksonville, Fla., Houston; the New Orleans Jazz Festival; Pasadena and Santa Clara in California; Seattle; Denver; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; Foxborough, Mass., East Rutherford, N.J., and Chicago.
The scheduled Canadian date was the last stop on the tour's North American leg.
The tour's Canadian promoter said in a statement that fans who have purchased tickets should hold onto them as they will be valid for any rescheduled dates.
"On behalf of Republic Live and Burl's Creek, we wish Mick a swift recovery and our main focus is of course, his health," a spokeswoman for Republic Live said in a statement.
"We are deeply committed to our community, fans, attendees and partners and look forward to welcoming Mick and The Rolling Stones to Burl's Creek as soon as he has recovered. We will share an update on the Canadian tour stop as soon as we receive additional information."
U.S. tour promoters AEG Presents and Concerts West also advised ticketholders to hold on to their tickets because they would be valid for the rescheduled dates.
With files from The Associated Press.