The Rolling Stones have been forced to postpone the opening date of their upcoming North American tour.
The band were due to kick off the 50 & Counting tour on May 2 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. But the show has now been bumped back 24 hours to accommodate a sporting fixture – the National Basketball Association playoffs.
According to a message on the band’s official Facebook page, “The Rolling Stones will now kick off their 50 & Counting tour in Los Angeles at STAPLES Center on Friday May 3. The original May 2 show was rescheduled due to the NBA playoff schedule. Hold on to your tickets as they will be honoured for the rescheduled date. The tour will continue on to Oakland, San Jose, Las Vegas, Anaheim, Toronto, Chicago, Montreal, Boston and Philadelphia.”
The Stones will play London’s Hyde Park on July 6.