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Rolling Stones Postpone Australia, New Zealand Leg of Tour

Band cancels performance dates in wake of L'Wren Scott's death.

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The Rolling Stones have postponed all of their performances in Australia and New Zealand scheduled for this month and next, due to the death of Mick Jagger's partner L'Wren Scott on Monday.

A statement on the band's official website said the musicians were "deeply sorry and disappointed" to announce the postponement of the rest of their 14 On Fire tour of Australia and New Zealand. The tour is an international one, and is set to move to Europe over the summer.

"Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood wish to thank all of their fans for their support at this difficult time, and hope that they will fully understand the reason for this announcement."

The statement said that band is planning to re-schedule the postponed shows at a later date. As reported earlier on Tuesday, the Rolling Stones had already postponed their Perth show that was scheduled to take place on Wednesday. A total of seven shows have been put on ice, with the last one due to take place in Auckland, New Zealand on April 5.

Scott was found dead from an apparent suicide in her New York apartment on Monday.

Earlier on Tuesday, Jagger posted a message on his personal website that said: "I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way. We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves. She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me. I have been touched by the tributes that people have paid to her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received. I will never forget her."

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