Mick Jagger issues statement on girlfriend's death as Stones postpone Australian tour
Mick Jagger on Tuesday issued a heartfelt tribute to his companion of over a decade, whose death has brought the massive Rolling Stones tour operation to a halt.
Jagger's girlfriend, L'Wren Scott, was found dead Monday of an apparent suicide.
Jagger posted this note to his Facebook page:
We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves.
She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me.
I have been touched by the tributes that people have paid to her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received.
I will never forget her,
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.
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.
The band's local promoter issued the following statement:
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 rollingstones.com and frontiertouring.com as soon as available.