Rolling Stones postpone tour after death of L'Wren Scott
The Rolling Stones have indefinitely postponed their concert in Auckland, set for 5 April, after the girlfriend of frontman Mick Jagger was found dead in New York.
The group posted the news on their Facebook page this morning:
"The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry and disappointed to announce the postponement of the rest of their 14 ON FIRE tour of Australia and New Zealand following the death of L'Wren Scott."
The group has asked ticketholders keep their tickets until further notice.
A new schedule of dates would be advised as soon as possible, via rollingstones.com and frontiertouring.com.
"We wish to thank all of [the Rolling Stones'] fans for their support at this difficult time and hope that they will fully understand the reason for this announcement."
Australian tour dates were also postponed.
In a Facebook message accompanied by a favourite photo of Scott, Jagger wrote: "I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way.
"We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves.
"She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me.
"I have been touched by the tributes that people have paid to her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received.
I will never forget her, Mick."
He had earlier denied media reports in America saying the couple had split up.
Fashion designer Scott was found dead in her US$6 million Manhattan apartment.
Jagger, who arrived with his bandmates on Monday in Perth for the first leg of the Rolling Stones Australasian concert tour, was "completely shocked and devastated" by her death.
Scott, 49, sent her assistant Brittany Penebre a text message at 8.30am on Monday (local time), asking her to come to her ninth floor Chelsea apartment at 10am, but when Penebre arrived, she found the designer dead.
The New York Medical Examiner's Office will determine a cause of death, but no foul play was suspected.
Her fashion empire was reportedly crumbling with a $US6 million debt and last month she cancelled her London Fashion Week show at the last minute.
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