Mick Jagger's recent mystery companion has been identified as American ballet dancer Melanie Hamrick. The Rolling Stones frontman and the 27-year-old ballerina were photographed several times on the balcony of Jagger's penthouse at the Dolder Grand Hotel during the weekend of The Stones' sold out gig in Zurich, Switzerland earlier this month.
According to an article posted June 14 the TheSun.co.uk, the charismatic British rocker and Hamrick, who dances with New York's prestigious American Ballet Theatre, met backstage in Tokyo on March 6 during the Asian leg of The Stones' 14 On Fire world tour. Their initial meeting took place just prior to the suicide death of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's longtime girlfriend L'Wren Scott.
The "Satisfaction" hitmakers had only just resumed their world tour on May 26 in Oslo, Norway, following their abrupt cancellation of the entire Australia and New Zealand tour leg in March to allow Jagger time to return home for funeral. In one of the pictures, Hamrick is seen leaning over to kiss Sir Mick on the head. The outlet maintains the pictures are evidence that the veteran musician is moving on.
Photos of the rock superstar taken during the band's pre-tour rehearsals last month in Norway, showed the veteran musician looking quite haggard and insiders voiced concerned about the effect of Scott's death on the 70-year-old singer. Although many gossip columns are calling the pair's untimely tryst scandalous, Stones fans are mostly relieved to see Jagger back on tour.
The Rolling Stones performed at the Stade de France in Paris on Friday. Earlier this week, the band played in Berlin, Germany at the Waldbühne and strutted their stuff before a sold out crowd of 60,000 at in The Netherlands at Pinkpop Festival last week.
The 14 On Fire Tour makes its next stop on Mon., June 16 in Vienna, Austria at Ernst Happel Stadion. For more information, check out RollingStones.com.
Did you know? Mick Jagger began dating L'Wren Scott in 2001. The celebrity fashion designer died from suicide her Manhattan apartment on March 17 at the age of 47.