The Rolling Stones tour – on of its most anticipated in years – has been plunged into uncertainty and round-the-clock armed protection after a worker was shot dead on their tour. The rockers are currently in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and top-level security workers are escorting them everywhere, and will continue to do so, throughout the South American leg of their tour, the Daily Mirror reports.
The band is believed to be travelling in separate cars and employing top security in a bid to stay safe. The worker, 55-year-old contractor Pedro Luis Tabares, was shot dead during a foiled attempt to rob cash from vendors at La Plata stadium in Buenos Aires. Tabares was a passenger in a car transporting drinks when three cars intercepted the delivery. A 31-year-old named Jhon Alexander Bobadilla Vega was reportedly arrested.
The Rolling Stones kicked off their 13-date, nine-city “America Latina Ole” tour February 3rd in Santiago, Chile. The tour, which closes over two nights (March 14th and 17th) in Mexico City, Mexico, was scheduled to hit Buenos Aires, Argentina; Montevideo, Uruguay; Rio De Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Porto Alegre, Brazil; Lima, Peru; and Bogota, Colombia. The new tour marks the first time the Stones have played the Latin territories in a decade.
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