Legendary rockers The Rolling Stones have been forced to cancel their highly anticipated performance at the scenic Hanging Rock in Victoria, which was set to take place tomorrow (Saturday, 8th November).
“The Rolling Stones have been forced to cancel the next date of their Australian tour after singer Mick Jagger developed a throat infection,” reads an official statement from promoter Frontier Touring.
“He is under strict doctor’s orders to rest his vocal chords for the next few days in order to recuperate for the remainder of the tour. This means the scheduled show at Hanging Rock near Melbourne on Saturday Nov 8th is unfortunately cancelled.”
“A spokesman said:- ‘The Rolling Stones are incredibly disappointed to cancel the Hanging Rock gig and to disappoint their fans but were left with no other option’. The next scheduled show is Sydney on Wed 12th November.”
“All fans who purchased through Ticketmaster will receive a refund on their tickets for the Hanging Rock show as follows: If you booked online or over the phone, Ticketmaster will refund your purchase back to the credit card used to purchase the tickets. It can take some time to process, so please give Ticketmaster up to 5 days to process your refund before you start to worry.”
“If your original card has expired or is no longer valid (prepaid Visa and MasterCard included), you’ll need to get in touch with Ticketmaster’s Customer Service Team via 136 100 between 9am – 8pm AEDT Monday to Saturday, or 9am – 5pm AEDT Sunday. Please contact Ticketmaster by Wed 13th Nov and they will arrange a refund via cheque.”
“If you purchased tickets at a Ticketmaster outlet, you’ll need to swing by one more time with the tickets and credit card used to make the booking. The outlet staff will help you with your refund.”
No mention of a potential rescheduling was made in the statement. According to the Triple M Hot Breakfast Twitter, who spoke with promoter Michael Gudinski this morning, Gudinski is “not sure if reschedule is possible at this stage”.
The group recently performed at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on to rave reviews, with Jagger showing no signs of illness. During the performance, Jagger made headlines when he threw his support behind the city’s struggling Palais Theatre, where the Stones performed 50 years ago.
This story is developing, stay tuned to Tone Deaf for updates as they arrive.
Confirmation through from Michael Gudinski that Mick Jagger has a throat infection, not sure if reschedule is possible at this stage.
— MMM's Hot Breakfast (@mmmhotbreakfast) November 6, 2014