Rolling Stones Cancel Concert Tour After Death of L'Wren Scott

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The Rolling Stones canceled the launch of their six-concert Australian tour after the death of Mick Jagger's girlfriend, L'Wren Scott, then went on to postpone their entire tour Down Under.

The fashion designer was found dead inside her Manhattan apartment Monday morning, an apparent suicide. She was 49 years old.

The Rolling Stones were currently preparing to tour Australia, but earlier today they announced plans to postpone tomorrow's concert in Perth. A representative said the band had "gathered together in Perth where they’re dealing with the situation,” and that rumours of Jagger leaving for the United States are -- “to their knowledge” -- not entirely incorrect. Their next scheduled gig was March 22 in Adelaide but they have since opted to cancel the tour.

"The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry and disappointed to announce the postponement of the rest of their 14 ON FIRE tour of Australia and New Zealand following the death of L’Wren Scott," show promoters announced Tuesday. "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." 

Ticket holders are asked to hold on to their tickets until a new schedule is worked out. "Information will be made available via rollingstones.com and frontiertouring.com as soon as available," said the notice. “No further information is available at this time, ticket holders are asked to hold on to their tickets until a further update is available,” Frontier Touring said in a statement on Tuesday.

Jagger’s daughter, Georgia May Jagger, also cancelled a planned appearance at Australia’s Melbourne Fashion Festival this week, according to local design house Camilla, for whom she was scheduled to model.

Scott and Jagger had been dating since 2001 and were often seen at celebrity events, with the 6-foot, 3-inch  tall former model towering over her rock-star boyfriend.

Musician and fashion friends of the couple tweeted on  Twitter to express their grief.

“Devastated to have lost my friend,” tweeted rocker Bryan Adams, who has photographed Scott. “Rest in peace my dear, I’m gonna miss you. Condolences to all that were close to her.”

Mick Jagger responded to the death of L'Wren Scott, in a statement today on his official 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 her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received. I will never forget her, Mick.”