Rolling Stones postpone North American tour due to coronavirus pandemic

Ronnie Wood, left, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones perform onstage at Rose Bowl on August 22, 2019 in Pasadena, Calif. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images/TNS)
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By Peter Sblendorio New York Daily News (TNS)

The Rolling Stones have joined the long list of musical acts postponing or canceling concerts due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The English rock band announced Tuesday that it is pushing back the 15 concerts on the upcoming North American leg of the “No Filter” tour.

“We’re hugely disappointed to have to postpone the tour,” reads a joint statement from band members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts.

“We are sorry to all the fans who were looking forward to it as much as we were, but the health and safety of everyone has to take priority. We will all get through this together — and we’ll see you very soon.”

The Stones had been slated to begin the tour on May 8 in San Diego and perform through July 19 in Atlanta.

Rescheduled tour dates have not been announced.

The “Satisfaction” rockers become the latest prominent artists to postpone or cancel concerts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, following The Who, Pearl Jam, Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, Madonna and many more.

Meanwhile, the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals in Indio, Calif., have been moved from April to October, while this month’s South by Southwest festival in Austin was canceled.

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