Jagger pulls out of Melbourne fashion show
British model Georgia May Jagger was on a plane to Australia to walk in local designer Camilla Frank's runway show in Melbourne when news broke that her father's girlfriend, L'Wren Scott, was found dead in her apartment.PT0M41S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-34zlw 620 349 March 18, 2014
The Rolling Stones have confirmed they have cancelled the start of their Australian tour following the death of Mick Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott.
The band was due to open the tour at Perth Arena on Wednesday night.
The Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger, left, and girlfriend L'Wren Scott in 2012. Photo: AP
Tour promoter Frontier has announced via their Facebook page: "Frontier Touring and Concerts West regret to announce that The Rolling Stones concert in Perth will not be going ahead as scheduled for Wednesday 19 March 2014.
"No further information is available at this time, ticket holders are asked to hold on to their tickets until a further update is available.
"Ticket holders can check frontiertouring.com, twitter.com/frontiertouring or this Facebook page for updates."
The Rolling Stones' plane remains on the tarmac at Perth Airport.
Since the early hours of the morning in Perth there have been mixed reports about whether Mick Jagger was already on a flight back to the US after the sudden death of the frontman's girlfriend.
Jagger's long-time partner, celebrity fashion designer Scott, 49, was found dead in her Manhattan apartment by an assistant yesterday morning. There was no suicide note, but police reportedly do not suspect foul play.
Outside Perth Arena, where The Rolling Stones were due to play on Wednesday. Photo: Aleisha Orr
Jagger and Scott have been a couple since he split from wife Jerry Hall in 2001. Jagger is said to be "completely shocked and devastated" by the news of his longtime girlfriend's death, according to his spokesman.
The Stones only arrived in Perth yesterday and were due to open the tour in the West on Wednesday night before playing in Adelaide on Saturday, Sydney on Tuesday, Melbourne on Friday and Hanging Rock on Saturday. Their final scheduled gig is Brisbane on April 2.
The Stones will perform new shows in Berlin and Dusseldorf in June.
Celebrities wearing L'Wren Scott designs
Nicole Kidman wearing a L'wren Scott design. Photo: Jim Spellman
Jagger's daughter Georgia May, who is understood to be close to Scott, has hopped on a flight back to New York after arriving in Melbourne at 7.15am for fashion week.
ROLLING STONES 14 ON FIRE TOUR DATES IN QUESTION:
March 19 - Perth Arena - cancelled
March 22 - Adelaide Oval
March 25 - Sydney Allphones Arena
March 28 - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
March 30 - Hanging Rock, Macedon Ranges, Vic
April 2 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre
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