Sir Mick Jagger has tested positive for coronavirus, prompting the Rolling Stones to cancel their show in Amsterdam on Monday.
The singer, 78, started developing symptoms when he arrived at the Johan Cruijff ArenA in the Dutch capital earlier today.
The band, which also includes 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 due to perform in Bern, Switzerland this Friday 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 cancel tonight’s concert in Amsterdam at the Johan Cruijff ArenA, following Mick Jagger’s positive test after experiencing Covid symptoms on arrival. at the stadium.
“The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry for tonight’s postponement, but the safety of the audience, other musicians and the touring crew must come first.
“The show will be postponed to a later date. Tickets for tonight’s show will be honored for the rescheduled date. Awaiting details.
Jagger apologized to the band’s Dutch fans on Twitter.
He wrote: “I’m so sorry that we had to postpone the Amsterdam show on such short notice tonight.
“I have unfortunately just tested positive for Covid. We aim to reschedule the date as soon as possible and return as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Mick.”
Jordan is touring with the band following the passing of longtime drummer Charlie Watts, who died August 24, 2021 at the age of 80.
The band made their return to the UK stage at Anfield football stadium last Thursday and are also due to play two gigs at the BST Hyde Park festival in London this summer.