Rolling Stones forced to postpone tour due to Mick Jagger illness

The tour was due to kick off in Miami on April 20.

The Rolling Stones have postponed their upcoming US tour due to frontman Mick Jagger falling ill.

The tour was due to kick off April 20 in Miami and see the band travel across North America finishing the 17 date run in Oro-Medonte, Canada June 29.

However, on the advisement of doctors Jagger will not be able to tour because he needs to receive medical treatment.

Apologising directly to fans via Twitter, Jagger wrote: “I’m so sorry to all our fans in America & Canada with tickets. I really hate letting you down like this. I’m devastated for having to postpone the tour but I will be working very hard to be back on stage as soon as I can. Once again, huge apologies to everyone.”

While details of Jagger’s illness has not been revealed, an official statement made by the band’s publicist said that he was “expected to make a complete recovery, so that he can get back on stage as soon as possible.”

Ronnie Wood added: “We’ll miss you over the next few weeks, but we’re looking forward to seeing you all again very soon. Here’s to Mick – thanks for your supportive messages it means so much to us.”

Rescheduled dates for the US tour have not yet been announced. Tour promoters AEG Presents/Concerts West urge fans to hold on to their tickets as they will remain valid for the rescheduled shows.

Meanwhile, the Rolling Stones have announced a new ‘best of’ compilation album, titled ‘Honk’.

This latest collection from the legendary band will consist of classic tracks and big hits from every Stones studio album from 1971 onwards, as well as recent recordings of 10 live tracks.