Mick Jagger tests positive for COVID-19, just hours before showtime in Amsterdam

Two men holding guitars stand on either side of another man holding a microphone onstage.
Ronnie Wood, left, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, of the Rolling Stones perform in Liverpool, England, on June 9. The Rolling Stones canceled their concert in Amsterdam after Jagger tested positive for COVID-19.
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The Rolling Stones canceled their concert in Amsterdam on Monday, just hours before it was due to start after lead singer Mick Jagger tested positive for COVID-19.

The band announced the cancelation in a statement, saying the 78-year-old Jagger had tested positive “after experiencing symptoms of COVID upon arrival at the stadium” on the outskirts of Amsterdam. There were no further details about his condition.

“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,” the statement said, adding that the show would be rescheduled and that tickets for the concert at Amsterdam’s Johan Cruyff Arena would be honored for the new date.


For his first credited acting role in nearly 20 years, Mick Jagger plays a charming but dangerous art dealer in “The Burnt Orange Heresy” who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. He would like to stress that the character is nothing like him.

Aug. 7, 2020

Some fans were already in the stadium when it was announced that the show had been scrapped.

The veteran rockers are touring Europe with a show called Sixty to mark six decades together. Their last show was at Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium on June 9. The next scheduled concert is in Bern, Switzerland, on June 17.