Report: The Rolling Stones Rescheduling Shows For July
The Rolling Stones' tour will go on with the rescheduled dates happening as early as July, according to Billboard. Although no official announcement has been made, Mick Jagger will reportedly undergo heart valve replacement surgery with at a Manhattan hospital this week. The Stones' 15-date trek was supposed to kick off on April 20th in Miami Gardens, Florida at the Hard Rock Stadium. As it stands now, the only date that is canceled is that Stones' May 2nd appearance at the New Orleans Jazz Fest. The event's producers are reportedly currently scrambling to find a A-list replacement for the band.
John Meglen, co-CEO of Concerts West, spoke about the Stones upcoming make-up dates, saying, "We're beginning to look at the rescheduling options and we’re going to try and do this as quickly as we can. Everyone’s health and happiness comes first." New dates are expected to be re-scheduled "in the next couple of weeks."
Not too long ago, Mick Jagger spoke about what it takes to keep the Rolling Stones' machine running smoothly year after year: "I don't find it particularly difficult -- but it is a challenge. It's always a challenge in any business in any creative endeavor to keep whatever you do fresh. And the Rolling Stones is the same as everything else. It's not that easy -- but it's not that difficult."