The Rolling Stones Postpone Down Under Gigs, Mick Jagger Pays Tribute To L'Wren Scott
The Rolling Stones have postponed their tour of Australia and New Zealand in the wake of the suicide earlier this week of Mick Jagger's longtime girlfriend, model/designer L'Wren Scott. The seven-date trek was supposed to start tonight (March 19th) in Perth. So far, none of the Stones’ five upcoming European dates have been canceled. The band is next set to perform on June 7th at the Pinkpop Festival in Landgraaf, Netherlands.
The band issued a formal announcement yesterday (March 18th), which read:
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.
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood wish to thank all of their fans for their support at this difficult time and hope that they will fully understand the reason for this announcement.
The Rolling Stones are planning to reschedule these postponed shows at a later date.
In a rare display of public emotion, underneath a black and white photo of Scott, Jagger posted a heartfelt tribute on his official website (MickJagger.com) which read:
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,
Among the first to pay their respects to Scott online was Jagger’s first wife, Bianca Jagger, who posted: "Heartbroken to learn of the loss of the lovely and talented L’Wren Scott. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. May she rest in peace."
Other Twitter tributes included. . .
Bette Midler: "Just got news of the beautiful L'wren Scott's death perhaps by her own hand. I am devastated. A rare, wonderful, talented soul. Goodbye."
Maria Shriver: "Thinking of L'Wren, I'm reminded of this quote: "Be kind; for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." I'm speechless."
Olivia Wilde: "L'wren Scott was brilliant, elegant, kind, and generous. S***. My heart goes out to her loved ones. What a tragedy."
Debi Mazar: "R.I.P L'Wren Scott.Wonderful woman,inspired.She will be greatly missed.Such a talent. So sad she has…"
Alyssa Milano: "Rest in Peace, beautiful L'Wren Scott."
Olivia Munn: "Shocked and saddened by the passing of @lwrenscott ... she was an amazing soul, talented artist and an unbelievably giving friend. RIP."
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