Throat Problems Nix Another Stones Gig

Last night's (Aug. 20) Rolling Stones show in Amsterdam was postponed due to a sore throat suffered by Mick Jagger. The frontman was advised by a doctor to rest his voice, resulting in the cancellatio

Last night's (Aug. 20) Rolling Stones show in Amsterdam was postponed due to a sore throat suffered by Mick Jagger. The frontman was advised by a doctor to rest his voice, resulting in the cancellation of the last of the group's six scheduled shows in Holland. The Amsterdam show will be rescheduled; all tickets for last night's show will be honored on the new date.

"We are sorry to disappoint the fans," Jagger says in a statement. "We will be back in September to do the gig and will give you a Stones show you'll not forget!"

The band is due to begin a round of U.K. and Irish shows this weekend that were originally planned as the end of the nearly yearlong tour. "I will be suitably recharged, recovered and fit for Saturday's kick-off of the U.K. dates at Twickenham Stadium, in our home town," Jagger insists.

The tour currently extends to Sept. 18 to a gig in Benidorm, Spain, a make-up for an Aug. 5 show that was canceled to Jagger's bout with laryngitis.

In the spring, the band canceled several Asian concerts, some due to the outbreak of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) in the region, and one in Hong Kong due to mechanical problems with a plane used to transport the band and crew. Promised rescheduled dates for those shows have not yet been announced.