Rolling Stones give tour update – including UK shows – after Mick Jagger gets COVID

15 June 2022, 10:07 | Updated: 15 January 2024, 11:45

Watch the Rolling Stones SIXTY 2022 Tour Announcement

By Mayer Nissim

The Rolling Stones are due to play two shows in London's Hyde Park on their Sixty tour.

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The Rolling Stones won rave reviews on their return to the UK when they played Liverpool's Anfield Stadium last week.

However, their two planned London shows were put in jeopardy when they were forced to postpone a couple of shows on their Sixty tour after frontman Mick Jagger contracted COVID-19.

First the band had to pull out of their planned show at the Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam at late notice on June 13.

They later confirmed that their concert at the Wankdorf Stadium in Bern, Switzerland this Friday (June 17) had also been postponed.

But fans who have tickets for their Hyde Park on June 25 and July 3 should be okay, as the band have said that they will be able to play their next planned show at the San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy on Tuesday, June 21.

"The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry for this postponement, but the safety of the audience, fellow musicians and the touring crew has to take priority," The Rolling Stones said in a statement about the Switzerland concert.

At their recent Liverpool show, The Rolling Stones played 'I Wanna Be Your Man', the song written for them by John Lennon and Paul McCartney in 1963.

'I Wanna Be Your Man' was the Stones second single, and The Beatles later recorded their own version, sung by Ringo Starr, for With The Beatles.

The Rolling Stones perform at Anfield Stadium
The Rolling Stones perform at Anfield Stadium. Picture: Getty Images

The Rolling Stones have shunted the controversial 'Brown Sugar' from their Sixty setlist.

The Sticky Fingers opener had been played on most Rolling Stones tours since its 1971 release, but Jagger has now said: "The early days were the days of shock and awe, things can't stay like that for ever."

The Sixty tour marks the band's 60th anniversary and is the first since the death of long-standing drummer Charlie Watts.

Watts passed away last year at the age of 80, and has been replaced in the Rolling Stones' touring lineup by Steve Jordan.