According to The Stones’ recent announcement, “Mick [Jagger] has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time, as he needs medical treatment. The doctors have advised Mick that he is expected to make a complete recovery so that he can get back on stage as soon as possible.”
On Thursday, Jazz Fest organizers revealed that Rock & Roll Hall of Fame-inductees Fleetwood Mac will offer up a headlining performance on Thursday, May 2nd, the date The Rolling Stones were originally scheduled to perform. May 2nd at Jazz Fest will also feature performances by Mavis Staples, Ziggy Marley, Tom Jones, Dumpstaphunk, Anders Osborne, and many more. Previously, The Rolling Stones were the only act scheduled to perform on Thursday, May 2nd after 5 p.m.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival tickets for May 2nd are on sale now via Ticketmaster for $75 through Friday, April 19th. Jazz Fest is offering full refunds for those uninterested in attending the event following The Rolling Stones’ cancellation. Head here for more information.