By Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — The Rolling Stones have thus far postponed a total of seven concert dates after the death of L’Wren Scott, the designer, celebrity stylist and former model who’s long been romantically linked to Stones leader Mick Jagger.
All of the dates are part of the “14 On Fire” tour in Australia and New Zealand, and no rescheduled shows have yet been announced.
Scott was found dead Monday in her New York City apartment. A spokesman for the Rolling Stones singer said Monday that Jagger was “completely shocked and devastated by the news.”
“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,” the band posted Tuesday on its website.
The site says that a new round of dates for Australia and New Zealand is “presently being worked on.” Ticket holders are advised to hold onto their tickets until further notice.
“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 statement continued.
Earlier Tuesday morning, a photo with a heartfelt tribute to Scott was posted on Jagger’s official Facebook page. “I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way,” the post reads.
“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,” the post concludes.
The band’s next scheduled date now is June 7 at the Pinkpop Festival in the Netherlands. The Stones have dates scheduled through June.
AFP Photo/Larry Busacca