Fleetwood Mac replace The Rolling Stones at New Orleans Jazz Festival
Fleetwood Mac will replace The Rolling Stones at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
The ‘Go Your Own Way’ hitmakers have stepped in for the iconic rock band at the 50th anniversary edition of the world renowned music extravaganza in Louisiana on May 2, after they were forced to reschedule their North American ‘No Filter Tour’, which was originally due to begin in April, as a result of frontman Sir Mick Jagger undergoing heart valve surgery.
The 75-year-old music legend is said to be recovering and in great health following the operation in New York, and doctors are now monitoring the ‘Satisfaction’ hitmaker in case any complications arise after he went under the knife.
According to reports, he should be back on stage by July.
Sources told Billboard that Mick will need to rest for four to five days to allow the artery to heal without bleeding issues, following the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure.
The operation was said to be minimally invasive, and medics repaired the heart value using a catheter to access a major artery - enabling him to avoid major surgery.
A source told PEOPLE: “I was told he’s fine.”
The source added: “If it was someone else, they’d need to recover for two weeks but because Mick jumps around and the performances are strenuous, he needed to postpone the tour.”
Mick recently admitted he was “hugely disappointed” about the postponement.
He said: “I hate letting our fans down and I’m hugely disappointed to have to postpone the tour but am looking forward to getting back on stage as soon as I can.”
The band - also made up of Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood - added in their own statement: “Mick Jagger has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time as he needs medical treatment. The doctors have advised Mick that he is expected to make a complete recovery so that he can get back on stage as soon as possible.”