The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones Postpone Australia And New Zealand Tour

The Rolling Stones have scrapped their upcoming Australia and New Zealand tour dates to allow frontman Sir Mick Jagger time to mourn the death of his longtime girlfriend L'wren Scott.

The rockers arrived Down Under on Sunday (16Mar14), ahead of a date in Perth on Wednesday (19Mar14), but the band pulled the show early on Tuesday (18Mar14), a day after fashion designer Scott's body was found hanging from a scarf in her New York apartment.

Now the Brown Sugar hitmakers have pulled the plug on the entire seven-date trek, which was to include stops in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland.

A statement issued to Wenn reads: "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.

"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."

Fans have been advised to hold on to their tickets until new dates are announced.

The news of the tour postponement emerges on the same day Jagger broke his silence about Scott's passing.

A message posted on his official website reads: "I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way. 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."

Jagger, who started dating Scott in 2001, left Australia for New York shortly after the tragic news broke to help take care of funeral arrangements.


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