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L'Wren Scott Death: Rolling Stones Postpone Entire Australia And New Zealand Tour Following Death Of Mick Jagger's Girlfriend

19/03/2014 10:07 GMT | Updated 19/03/2014 10:59 GMT

The Rolling Stones have announced that they are postponing their whole tour of Australia and New Zealand following the death of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott.

The band took to their Facebook page to share the news with fans, explaining that they will return to play the concerts at some point in the future.

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The Rolling Stones will not perform their gigs Down Under

“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,” reads the statement.

“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.

“The Rolling Stones are planning to reschedule these postponed shows at a later date.”

The news comes just a day after the band postponed the opening night of the Aussie tour, which was supposed to kick off today (19 March).

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L'Wren Scott and her partner Mick Jagger in June 2013

Jagger has expressed his sadness and shock at L’Wren’s death in another post on the band’s Facebook, explaining that he was "struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way”.

The fashion designer was found dead in her NYC apartment by her assistant on Monday 17 March, at 10am local time.

As well as creating catwalk collections, L’Wren designed stage outfits for a number of The Rolling Stones’ tours, including outfits for their 2013 performances at Glastonbury Festival and Hyde Park.

L’Wren and Mick had been dating since 2001 and the pair were still in a relationship at the time of her death.

The full list of concerts being rescheduled is as follows:

Perth Arena – 19 March

Adelaide Oval – 22 March

Sydney Allphones Arena – 25 March

Melbourne Rod Laver Arena – 28 March

Macedon Ranges Hanging Rock – 30 March

Brisbane Entertainment Centre – 2 April

Auckland Mt Smart Stadium – 5 April

Rolling Stones Through The Years

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