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Rolling Stones postpones North American tour over COVID-19

Citynews 1130 Vancouver

Last Updated Mar 17, 2020 at 11:30 am PDT

FILE - This Aug. 22, 2019 file photo shows, from left, Ron Wood, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones performing in Pasadena, Calif. The band announced Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, that they will kick off a 15-city leg of their No Filter tour beginning in May 2020 in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

The Rolling Stones has postponed its North America tour, which included a stop in Vancouver, amid the pandemic

No new dates have been announced, but ticketholders are being asked to await more information

The Stones were set to play at BC Place in Vancouver on May 12

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Another band has announced it won’t be going ahead with its show in Vancouver as scheduled amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Rolling Stones has postponed its upcoming 15-date NO FILTER tour across North America, with no new dates announced.

“We’re hugely disappointed to have to postpone the tour,” a statement from the band reads. “We are sorry to all the fans who were looking forward to it as much as we were, but the health and safety of everyone has to take priority. We will all get through this together – and we’ll see you very soon.”

It’s unclear when or if a new schedule will be planned, however, ticketholders are being advised to keep their tickets and “await further information.”

The tour was set to kick off in San Diego on May 8, followed by the Vancouver show. The Stones did not have any other Canadian cities on the tour schedule.

Other cities impacted by the announcement include Minneapolis, Nashville, Austin, Dallas, Buffalo, Detroit, Louisville, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Charlotte, Tampa, and Atlanta.