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Jack's not flash: Stones cancel gig after Jagger gets Covid

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The Rolling Stones have been forced to cancel a concert just an hour and a half before it was due to start after Mick Jagger tested positive for Covid.

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“The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry for tonight’s postponement, but the safety of the audience, fellow musicians and the touring crew has to take priority,” they said on Monday.

Jagger, 78, had experienced symptoms after arriving at Amsterdam’s Johan Cruijff ArenA, the band said.

Representatives for Mojo Concerts, which had organised the band’s appearance in the Netherlands, came onstage to inform the audience at ArenA, a football stadium, an hour and a half before the concert was due to begin.

“He can’t sing, he can’t play,” an unnamed announcer told fans. “There is no show tonight … it is what it is.”

Amsterdam was to be the fourth stop in the “Stones Sixty” European tour, following an appearance in Liverpool on Thursday.

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