Stones Call Off Tour After L’Wren Scott’s Death

The Rolling Stones have called off tour dates in Australia and New Zealand following the death of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott.

The iconic band said in a statement Tuesday they “are deeply sorry and disappointed to announce the postponement of the rest of their 14 ON FIRE tour.”

Band members thanked fans “for their support at this difficult time.”

The Stones were scheduled to play Wednesday in Perth, Australia, and at other stops this week and next week, including Melbourne and Sydney.

Scott, a noted fashion designer, died Monday in New York City of an apparent suicide.

Tickets holders should keep their tickets, the statement said.

Keith Richards said in a statement Wednesday that “no one saw this coming” and that Jagger has “always been my soul brother and we love him.”

He adds: “We’re thick as thieves and we’re all feeling for the man.”

Charlie Watts says their “first thought is to support Mick at this awful time.” Ronnie Wood echoed Watts’ statement, adding “we intend to be back out on that stage as soon as we can.”

Scott had been Jagger’s companion since 2001. (AP)

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