Following news of the death of Mick Jagger‘s longtime girlfriend, L’Wren Scott, Frontier Touring have announced that The Rolling Stones‘ Wednesday, 19th March show, which was to take place at the Perth Arena, will not be going ahead. No further tour details have been offered at this time.
The band’s opening show at the Perth Arena was to be the first performance of their highly anticipated 14 On Fire tour, which has dates schedules across the country, including Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, and a very special performance at Hanging Rock in Victoria.
“Frontier Touring and Concerts West regret to announce that The Rolling Stones concert in Perth will not be going ahead as scheduled for Wednesday 19 March 2014,” writes Frontier Touring, the promoter of the 14 On Fire tour, in a statement on their official Facebook channel.
“No further information is available at this time, ticket holders are asked to hold on to their tickets until a further update is available. Ticket holders can check [official Frontier Touring website], [official Frontier Touring Twitter channel] or this Facebook page for updates,” they continue.
The fate of the national 14 On Fire tour was the subject of a media storm this morning as reporters flocked outside the Hyatt Hotel in Perth, amid rumours touring company Frontier Touring would be holding a press conference. Reports also surfaced that Jagger had already boarded a private jet bound for New York upon hearing the devastating news.
A representative from Frontier Touring denied knowledge that Jagger had left the country, while also telling touring partners Triple M that The Rolling Stones were gathered together in Perth and would make an announcement regarding the tour when they reached a decision.
A spokesperson for Mick Jagger this morning said the singer is “completely shocked and devastated” by the news of his longtime girlfriend’s death. The Rolling Stones had just set foot in Australia, posting a 20-second teaser video to let fans know they were in the country.
Scott, 49, had been dating Jagger, 70, for over a decade, following his split from wife Jerry Hall. She began her career as a model and launched her own high-end label in 2006. Her designs have been worn by notable celebrities including Nicole Kidman, Madonna and Michelle Obama. Last month, Scott cancelled her scheduled London Fashion Week show following production delays.