Mick’s Throat Brings Lawsuit

A concertgoer filed a lawsuit against The Rolling Stones, Ticketmaster and Live Nation over Mick and the boys’ cancellation of an October 27th performance at the Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall.

Rosalee Druyan filed the lawsuit in New York County Supreme Court October 30th. Her husband, Martin, is the attorney filing on her behalf and the class action suit claiming fraud asks for $51.6 million.

The Stones rescheduled three dates because Mick Jagger’s pipes needed some rest. The Druyans say the Atlantic City date was moved at the last minute but the decision was known to the defendants much earlier.

“[A class] of about 12,000 other fans … bought tickets, paid for hotel reservations in Atlantic City to attend said concert, and traveled to Atlantic City to attend said concert on Oct. 29, 2006 (sic), spending money in reliance upon the representations of the Defendants,” the suit says.

The Druyans note that the Stones played Bill Clinton’s charity party at the Beacon Theatre in NYC on October 29th and another show at the venue October 31st, which was to be videotaped by Martin Scorsese for release as a theatrical film.

“[Prior] to 4 p.m. on Oct. 27, 2006 the Defendants knew that the 63-year-old Mick Jagger had a sore throat and needed to rest before the Oct. 29, 2006 Beacon Theatre show which was a more important show financially and promotionally to the defendants,” the lawsuit says.

The couple paid $575 for their tickets but say the trip to Atlantic City was more expensive because of travel.

Representatives for Ticketmaster and Live Nation told Pollstar they had not seen the lawsuit and could not comment at press time.