Mick Jagger, the frontman for The Rolling Stones, is ill. The band will delay the start of its 2019 tour, and says his condition is not serious. Last year the Rolling Stones had one of the top-grossing tours of the year, bringing in $116 million. The Rolling Stones have been called one of the 100 most popular rock bands of all time.
The upcoming Rolling Stones shows are actually part of a longer tour. The “No Filter” tour hit Europe in the autumn of 2017 and spring of 2018. The $116 million, provided by Pollstar, cover just the 2018 full year period. The upcoming leg has stops in some large U.S. cities which include Houston and Chicago.
There is no telling when the “No Filter” tour will resume. The Rolling Stones were not specific about Jagger’s health issue. The band issued this statement:
Unfortunately today the Rolling Stones have had to announce the postponement of their upcoming US / Canada tour dates – we apologise for any inconvenience this causes those who have tickets to shows but wish to reassure fans to hold onto these existing tickets, as they will be valid for the rescheduled dates, which will be announced shortly.
Mick has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time, as he needs medical treatment. The doctors have advised Mick that he is expected to make a complete recovery so that he can get back on stage as soon as possible.
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 the road as soon as I can. Once again, huge apologies to everyone.
The fans don’t worry about the money, and perhaps the wealthy members of the group don’t either. They more than that, appropriately, for Jagger to get better. The band, even though its members are in their 70s, continues to perform what experts say are some of the 100 best songs of all time.