Rolling Stones postpone Perth show as Mick Jagger mourns girlfriend's death
A tragic turn of events has sent Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger back to New York on the eve of the band's Australia/New Zealand tour launch. Jagger's girlfriend, L'Wren Scott, was found dead Monday of an apparent suicide.
Scott had been Jagger's companion for over a decade. She was 49, and an in-demand fashion designer with a long list of movie and TV clients who wore her designs to major events.
CNN reported that a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation said that her assistant found Scott hanging in her apartment with a scarf around her neck. There were no signs of forced entry and no suicide note was found at the scene.
The Rolling Stones arrived in Australia Monday for a seven-show tour of the region kicking off Wednesday the 19th in Perth and continuing through the remainder of March and early April, capping with a New Zealand stop April 5th.
On Tuesday, the band's local promoter issued the following statement:
No further information is available at this time, ticket holders are asked to hold on to their tickets until a further update is available.
Ticket holders can check frontiertouring.com, facebook.com/frontiertouring or twitter.com/frontiertouring for updates.
Please note no further comment is available at this time.
Local reports described Jagger was devastated by the news and headed back to New York.
Ticketholders to the next shows in Adelaide on the 22nd and Sydney on the 25th await word of the fate of those shows.