The Rolling Stones Leave Australia, Push Down Under Dates To The Fall
Mick Jagger has arrived back in the U.S. following the suicide of his girlfriend of 12 years, L'Wren Scott, and the postponement of the Rolling Stones' tour of Down Under, according to PageSix.com.
Jagger's spokeswoman said in a statement yesterday (March 20th): "Mick Jagger has arrived in Los Angeles in order to be with members of his family. He will join his daughter Karis, an L.A. resident, and daughters Elizabeth & Georgia May who are also with him for support. Later today Jade Jagger and son James will also join him whilst he makes arrangements for L'Wren Scott’s funeral. Privacy for him and his family during this very difficult time is requested."
An unnamed source told Page Six, that Scott, who was 49, and hanged herself on March 17th, was not a beloved figure in the Stones' inner-circle -- and was even dubbed by some as the "Yoko Ono" of the group, revealing: "The rest of the band didn't like L'Wren because she was so controlling. When they saw her, they said, 'Here comes Yoko.'"
The Stones' Down Under promoters, Frontiers Touring, confirmed that the band will return to the continent in October and November to play the postponed concerts, with no specific dates announced. The Guardian, quoted the company, which posted to fans: "If the new dates are not suitable, rest assured you will be able to secure a refund. While we encourage fans to hold on to their tickets, the option to secure a refund is now available to you via the official ticketing agency you purchased from."
The refunds will also cover any service charges added to the cost of the tickets.
It should really come as no surprise to anyone that in his time of grieving, Jagger would turn to his children. As anyone who’s followed the Stones over the years, despite being known -- and beloved -- for their infamous bad boy ways, as Keith Richards explained, they actually remain one of the most family centric units in all of rock: "Families are — I mean, let’s face it; we all come from one. You have a mum and a dad an then you grow up and then suddenly (laughs) you got kids (laughs). Of course family’s important. It's a very important thing. I tell you the interesting thing us to actually watch them grow up. It’s one of those things you sit back and watch."
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