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Rolling Stones call off entire tour of Australia and New Zealand

Rolling Stones postpone entire 14 On Fire tour of Australia and New Zealand
Rolling Stones postpone entire 14 On Fire tour of Australia and New Zealand
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The Rolling Stones have postponed all seven stops on their 14 On Fire Tour of Australia and New Zealand due to the sudden and tragic death of Mick Jagger's longtime girlfriend L'Wren Scott.

According to a news release posted on March 18 at Rolling Stones.com, the legendary British rockers thanked their fans for their support and promoters have urged ticket holders to hold on to their stubs until further notice while the new dates are being organized.

In a statement,bandmembers expressed their thanks to fans for their understanding, writing, "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."

Postponed dates include:
March 19 Perth, Australia - Perth Arena
March 22 Adelaide, Australia - Adelaide Oval
March 25 Sydney, Australia - Allphones Arena
March 28 Melbourne , Australia - Rod Laver Arena
March 30 Woodend, Australia - Hanging Rock
April 2 Boondall, Australia - Brisbane Entertainment Centre
April 5 Auckland, New Zealand - Mt Smart Stadium

The grief-stricken Stones singer rushed back Australia to New York and posted a personal statement on his Facebook page, "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 he and also the personal messages of support that I have received. I will never forget her.”

The 46-year-old fashion designer and celebrity stylist was found dead by her assistant hanging from a doorknob at 10 a.m. of March 17.