Mick Jagger to resume Rolling Stones tour after recovering from COVID

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones performs on stage during the SIXTY tour, at Anfield Stadium on June 09, 2022 in Liverpool, England. The Stones are playing at Anfield to kick off the UK leg of their SIXTY tour, the first time they have performed in Liverpool since 1971. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Redferns)
Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones performs on stage. (Redferns)

Mick Jagger is set to resume touring with The Rolling Stones after recovering from COID-19.

The legendary rock band had to cancel two concerts last week after Jagger tested positive for the virus.

A gig in Amsterdam has since been rescheduled for next month while the performance in Bern, Switzerland has been cancelled completely.

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Earlier today, the Stones confirmed that their tour will resume on 21 June in Milan, Italy.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones perform on stage during the SIXTY tour, at Anfield Stadium on June 09, 2022 in Liverpool, England. The Stones are playing at Anfield to kick off the UK leg of their SIXTY tour, the first time they have performed in Liverpool since 1971. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Redferns)
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones perform on stage. (Redferns)

Jagger also posted a message to fans and thanked them for their support.

The rockstar said: “Hi everyone, thanks so much for all your lovely messages – I really appreciate them. I’m sorry for the inconvenience about the shows. But we’ll be on stage in Milan on Tuesday – see you there.”

The band had earlier said that Jagger was "doing great" despite catching the virus. The 78-year-old last updated fans on 15 June where he said he was dong "much better" and aimed to return to the stage soon.

The Rolling Stones are set to play two concerts in London this summer as part of their 60th anniversary celebrations.

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The Rolling Stones in 1968. (Clockwise from top centre) Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Brian Jones, Mick Jagger. (Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

The band will perform as part of Hyde Park's British Summer Time concert series on 25 June and 3 July.

The gigs will feature support from the likes of Sam Fender, Phoebe Bridgers, The War on Drugs and Courtney Barnett.

They will also be performing in London for the first time since the death of drummer Charlie Watts last year.

US drummer Steve Jordan and British guitar player Keith Richards perform during the Rolling Stones
Steve Jordan and Keith Richards perform during the Rolling Stones "No Filter" 2021 North American tour. (AFP via Getty Images)

Replacing Watts on drums is long-time Keith Richards associate Steve Jordan who has also played with Eric Clapton, John Mayer and Bob Dylan.

Jordan was originally set to temporarily replace Watts on the US leg of the band's 2021 tour as the later was recovering from a heart procedure.

Watts died two weeks later and The Rolling Stones said they would continue touring with Jordan on drums.

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