August 20, 2014
Rolling Stones Australia, New Zealand tour called off after L'Wren Scott's death
The Rolling Stones have called off their tour of Australia and New Zealand following the death of singer Mick Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott in Manhattan, a statement from the group's publicist said today.
"The Rolling Stones 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 of L'Wren Scott," the statement said.
"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 statement said, adding that the group hoped to reschedule the shows at a later date.
Scott, a fashion designer, was found dead from an apparent suicide in her Manhattan apartment, police said yesterday.
The band landed in Perth today in their private jet, emblazoned with the famous tongue and lips logo. The aircraft remained on the tarmac.
Jagger's daughter, Georgia May Jagger, also cancelled a planned appearance at Australia's Melbourne Fashion Festival this week, according to local design house Camilla, for whom she was scheduled to model.