Rolling Stones Dates Postponed
Stones publicist LD Communications said the European leg of the band’s A Bigger Bang tour, which had been due to start Saturday in Barcelona, Spain, would now begin in July at a venue and city to be announced.
It said the rescheduled dates would be announced in the next few days.
The postponed gigs were scheduled for Barcelona and Madrid, Spain; Brussels, Belgium; Paris; Bergen, Norway; Horsens, Denmark; Gothenburg, Sweden; St. Petersburg, Russia; Brno, Czech Republic; Warsaw, Poland; Vienna, Austria; Milan, Italy; Athens, Greece; and Zagreb, Croatia.
The postponement of the two Paris shows on June 3 and July 2 was announced Tuesday by French organizers.
Richards, 62, was injured April 27 in Fiji. News reports variously claimed that he fell out of a palm tree or from a jet ski. Richards later had surgery in New Zealand to relieve pressure in his head.
The Stones’ official fan Web site said in a statement Monday that Richards had returned to the United States – he lives in Westport, Conn. – and “is feeling great, happy to be home and looking forward to getting back on the road with the Rolling Stones next month.”