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Rolling Stones postpone Australia, New Zealand tour

The Rolling Stones have postponed all of their seven-concert tour of Australia and New Zealand.

This includes the Auckland concert scheduled for April 5.

New dates have yet to be announced. They are expected to be rescheduled for later this year.

A posting on the band's Facebook page says they "are deeply sorry and disappointed to announce the postponement of the rest of their 14 ON FIRE tour of Australia and New Zealand following the death Mick Jagger's girlfriend L’Wren Scott.

Mr Jagger is expected to fly to New York to mourn with Ms Scott's family.

"Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood wish to thank all of their fans for their support at this difficult time and hope that they will fully understand the reason for this announcement.

"The Rolling Stones are planning to reschedule these postponed shows at a later date.

"The postponed shows are:
Perth Arena – 19 March - postponed
Adelaide Oval – 22 March - postponed
Sydney Allphones Arena – 25 March - postponed
Melbourne Rod Laver Arena – 28 March - postponed
Macedon Ranges Hanging Rock – 30 March - postponed
Brisbane Entertainment Centre – 2 April - postponed
Auckland Mt Smart Stadium – 5 April - postponed

"Australia/New Zealand promoters ask ticket holders to please hold on to their tickets until further notice. A new schedule of dates is presently being worked on and will be advised as soon as possible. Information will be made available via and as soon as available."

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Comments and questions

An August concert in an open air football ground is not what I paid a fortune for.
The promoters should be required to refund and keep the bookings open for 10 days after the new dates are announced.

B S Bertie, a little compassion might be in order.