Rolling Stones Follow Amsterdam Postponement By Nixing Bern Show
The band had already completed a soundcheck at the Johann Cruyff Arena when Jagger tested positive for Covid-19.
The Rolling Stones were forced into a very late postponement of their concert at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam last night (13) after Mick Jagger tested positive for Covid-19. This has now also led to confirmation that the next show on the SIXTY tour, scheduled for Friday (17) in Bern, Switzerland, will also be postponed.
The band had already completed a soundcheck at the venue when Jagger’s test result became known. He took a Covid test after experencing symptoms on arrival at the stadium. A statement from the band notes that they are “deeply sorry for this postponement, but the safety of the audience, fellow musicians and the touring crew has to take priority.”
Jagger wrote on Instagram: “I’m so sorry that we’ve had to postpone the Amsterdam show with such short notice tonight. I have unfortunately just tested positive for Covid. We aim to reschedule the date ASAP and get back as soon as we can. Thank you all for your patience and understanding.”
Resuming in Milan
A subsequent statement this morning (14) announces that Friday’s scheduled fifth show on the tour at Bern’s Wankdorf Stadium is also off. New dates for both shows will be announced soon, and existing tickets for both gigs will be honored. The tour is currently due to resume next Tuesday, June 21, at the San Siro Stadium in Milan; the new statement says that the show “goes ahead and will take place as scheduled.”
After Milan, the SIXTY itinerary is due to bring the Stones back to the UK, where last week they played a highly-acclaimed show at Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium. They play the first of two nights in London’s Hyde Park on June 25, with the second on July 3. They then visit Brussels, Vienna, Lyon, Paris, and Gelsenkirchen, before bringing the tour to a conclusion on July 31 in Stockholm.
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