Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger has a throat infection, so the Rolling Stones have cancelled their concert at Hanging Rock in Macedon Ranges, Australia. The concert was to have taken place on Nov. 8, 2014. The Rolling Stones and tour promoter Frontier Touring made the announcement on their respective websites on Nov. 6, 2014.
On Oct. 25, 2014, the Rolling Stones launched the Australian leg of their “14 on Fire” tour, with a sold-out concert at the Oval Arena in Adelaide, Australia. The tour is expected to resume on Nov. 12, 2014, at the Allphones Arena in Sydney.
Here is the official announcement about the Rolling Stones’ cancelled Hanging Rock concert:
The Rolling Stones have been forced to cancel the next date of their Australian tour after singer Mick Jagger developed a throat infection. He is under strict doctor’s orders to rest his vocal chords for the next few days in order to recuperate for the remainder of the tour. This means the scheduled show at Hanging Rock near Melbourne on Saturday Nov 8th is unfortunately cancelled.
A spokesman said: “The Rolling Stones are incredibly disappointed to cancel the Hanging Rock gig and to disappoint their fans but were left with no other option.”
The next scheduled show is Sydney on Wed 12th November. All fans who purchased through Ticketmaster will receive a refund on their tickets for the Hanging Rock show as follows:
If you booked online or over the phone, Ticketmaster will refund your purchase back to the credit card used to purchase the tickets. It can take some time to process, so please give Ticketmaster up to 10 days to process your refund from Monday 10 November 2014 9am AEDT before you start to worry.
If your original card has expired or is no longer valid (prepaid Visa and MasterCard included), you’ll need to get in touch with Ticketmaster’s Customer Service Team from Monday 10 November 2014 via 136 100 between 9am – 8pm AEDT Monday to Saturday, or 9am – 5pm AEDT Sunday. Please contact Ticketmaster by Wed 13th Nov and they will arrange a refund via cheque.
If you purchased tickets at a Ticketmaster outlet, you’ll need to swing by one more time from 9AM AEDT Monday 10 November 2014 with the tickets and credit card used to make the booking. The outlet staff will help you with your refund.
On Oct. 15, 2014, the Rolling Stones announced that their longtime saxophonist Bobby Keys will be unable to perform on the Australian/New Zealand leg of their “14 on Fire” tour due to undisclosed health reasons. Keys will be replaced by Karl Denson on the concert dates, which run from Oct. 25 to Nov. 22, 2014.
Keys has been recording and touring with the Rolling Stones since 1969, except for the Stones’ 1976 tour. He is a close friend of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards; the two men share the same birthday (Dec. 18, 1943).
The Rolling Stones launched the “14 on Fire” tour on Feb. 21, 2014, at Du Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
On May 26, 2014 in Oslo, Norway, the Rolling Stones gave their first concert since the death of L’Wren Scott, who was Mick Jagger’s girlfriend since 2001. Scott committed suicide in her New York City apartment on March 17, 2014. She was found hanged from a doorknob. The Rolling Stones’ “14 on Fire” tour of 2014 went on hiatus after Scott’s death. The tour resumed in Oslo, Norway at Telenor Arena on May 26.
As previously reported, the Rolling Stones’ “14 on Fire” tour dates in Australia and New Zealand were postponed because of Scott’s death. The concerts in Australia and New Zealand were originally supposed to take place from March 19 to April 5, 2014. The Rolling Stones have since announced the rescheduled concerts in Australia and New Zealand for their “14 on Fire” tour.
On July 3, 2014, the Rolling Stones ended the European leg of their “14 on Fire” tour at the Roskilde Festival in Roskilde, Denmark.
Critics’ reviews of the tour have been mostly positive.
Former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, who was a special guest on the Rolling Stones’ “50 and Counting” concerts in 2012 and 2013, has been a special guest on the Rolling Stones “14 on Fire” tour.
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Here are the announced dates for the “14 on Fire” tour:
Feb. 21, 2014: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — Du Arena, Yas Island
Feb. 26, 2014: Tokyo — Tokyo Dome
March 4, 2014: Tokyo — Tokyo Dome
March 6, 2014: Tokyo — Tokyo Dome
March 9, 2014: Cotai, Macau — Cotai Arena
March 12, 2014: Shanghai — Mercedes-Benz Arena
March 15, 2014: Singapore — Marina Bay Sands Grand Ballroom
May 26, 2014: Oslo, Norway — Telenor Arena
May 29, 2014: Lisbon, Portugal — Rock in Rio Festival
June 1, 2014: Zurich — Letzigrund Stadium
June 4, 2014: Tel Aviv, Israel — HaYarkon Park
June 7, 2014: Landgraaf, the Netherlands — Pinkpop Festival
June 10, 2014: Berlin — Waldbühne
June 13, 2014: Paris — Stade de France
June 16, 2014: Vienna — Ernst Happel Stadium
June 19, 2014: Düsseldorf, Germany — Esprit Arena
June 22, 2014: Rome — Circus Maximus
June 25, 2014: Madrid — Bernabeu Stadium
June 28, 2014: Werchter, Belgium — TW Classic Festival
July 1, 2014: Stockholm — Tele2 Arena
July 3, 2014: Roskilde, Denmark — Roskilde Festival
Oct. 25, 2014: Adelaide, Australia — Oval*
Oct. 29, 2014: Perth, Australia — Perth Arena*
Nov. 1, 2014: Perth, Australia — Perth Arena
Nov. 5, 2014: Melbourne, Australia — Rod Laver Arena*
Nov. 8, 2014: Macedon Ranges, Australia — Hanging Rock**
Nov. 12, 2014: Sydney — Allphones Arena*
Nov. 15, 2014: Pokolbin, Australia — Hope Estate, Hunter Valley
Nov. 18, 2014: Brisbane, Australia — Entertainment Centre*
Nov. 22, 2014: Auckland, New Zealand — Mount Smart Stadium*
*previously postponed concert