Covid Prevents Stones Performance In Amsterdam With Mick Jagger Laid Low

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Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones performing during The Rolling Stones sixty years on concert at Anfield on June 09, 2022 in Liverpool, England. Photo: Andrew Powell via Getty Images

The Rolling Stones have postponed a concert on Monday in Amsterdam after lead singer Mick Jagger tested positive for COVID-19, the band said in a statement.

78-year-old Jagger, had experienced symptoms after arriving at Amsterdam’s Johan Cruijff ArenA, the band said.

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,” they said.

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Representatives for Mojo Concerts, which had organized the band’s appearance in the Netherlands, came onstage to inform the audience at ArenA, an hour and a half before the concert was due to begin.

He can’t sing, he can’t play,” an unnamed announcer told fans. “There is no show tonightit is what it is.”

Amsterdam was to be the fourth stop in the “Stones Sixty” European tour, following an appearance in Liverpool on Thursday.