The concert that the Rolling Stones were to give on Monday evening at the Johan Cruijff ArenA stadium in Amsterdam has been canceled. Its singer Mick Jagger is indeed suffering from Covid and therefore cannot perform, a spokesperson for MOJO, the company organizing the event, said in the afternoon.
According to this company, there will be a new date, for which the tickets purchased for the show on Monday remain valid. Mick Jagger only found out he had the coronavirus when he arrived at the Johan Cruijff ArenA. The 78-year-old singer had a few symptoms and later tested positive, the band said in a statement on Instagram. These are probably mild symptoms. The Stones say they regret that the concert cannot take place. “But the safety of the audience, other musicians and the tour crew is more important,” they estimated, while the show was canceled a few hours from its start. Some fans were already in the stadium.
Monday night’s concert, which has now been cancelled, is part of the SIXTY European tour, which marks the 60th anniversary of the Rolling Stones and which will visit Belgium and the King Baudouin stadium in Brussels on July 11. It was the first time in five years that the British band were to perform in the Netherlands.