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Rolling Stones postpone New Orleans show ahead of Tropical Storm Barry

The Rolling Stones began their rescheduled 2019 North American tour in Chicago in June and have been chugging along since, with Mick Jagger back in action (and dancing) following his heart valve replacement surgery. A New Orleans date was added to the tour to replace the Stones’ cancelled New Orleans Jazz Fest appearance, scheduled to happen this Sunday, July 14 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Now the Stones are postponing their NOLA show once again, but for a different reason: Tropical Storm Barry is bearing down on the Gulf Coast, New Orleans included, where, as CNN reports, the Mississippi River is already nearly double its normal level due to record flooding that’s taken place throughout the year.

The band posted an update about the show on Facebook today, writing, “UPDATE FROM NEW ORLEANS: Due to the weather we’re moving Sunday’s Superdome show to Monday. Hang onto your tickets, they will be honored on July 15. We’re here with you — we’ll get through this together.”

Mercedes-Benz Superdome also made a statement on Twitter: “Due to the weather forecast, the Rolling Stones show scheduled for Sunday, July 14 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome has been moved to Monday, July 15. All tickets will be honored for the new date. Stay tuned to official Stones channels for any further updates.”